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Weekend Reading: Leadership in the Middle East, Syria’s Refugees, and Turkish Democracy

September 13, 2013

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Daniel Lakin discusses how the Arab Spring has all but prevented any clear leader from emerging in the Middle East.

Gershom Gorenberg argues that the United States can help in Syria’s crisis by supplying money and visas to refugees.

Bulent Kenes, writing for Today’s Zaman, claims that Turkey lacks one of the fundamental aspects of a democracy: tolerance for diversity.

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