Mideast Anarchy and the GOP’s Future

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Dispatches recommended … by Stanley Kurtz:

I recently called “for a new Republican foreign policy,” arguing that events in the Middle East would render the democratization strategy obsolete, while giving birth to a more realist brand of hawkishness in its place. Since, in this view, the Arab Spring may be giving way to a dangerous mix of failed-statism and Huntington-style civilizational clash, it’s worth revisiting Robert Kaplan’s extraordinary 1994 essay, “The Coming Anarchy.”

A good 17 years in advance of events, Kaplan put his finger on what now looks to be the most likely outcome of the so-called Arab Spring.

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