Lessons for U.S. Policymakers in Gaza’s Chaos
The alarmingly short shelf life of the latest attempted cease-fire in Gaza raises two questions: When will this madness stop, and what can the United States do about it?
The answers, unfortunately, are about as grim as the questions.
The Middle East is unraveling. The Gaza conflict has become part of a broader regional dynamic that includes the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Libya’s continued collapse, and sharp political polarization in Egypt. In all of these places, endemic political, social and demographic pressures have frayed weak governments and opened the door to challenges from extremists. Across the region, the political legitimacy and authority needed to quell conflicts are eroding.
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This article was originally published in The Wall Street Journal.
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