Five reasons the Middle East is in crisis – BBC Newsnight

Terrific short film by BBC Newsnight’s Mark Urban, which despite being 4 years old is still worth a watch. How are the Ottoman models of governance like Egypt and Algeria standing up against the other elites in the region? What impact has ISIS had and what about colonial borders?

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