Leader Development & Education for Sustained Peace Program: Cross-Cultural, Geopolitical & Regional Education

LDESP Middle East News Update – July 2014


The focus of the July 2014 LDESP Middle East News Update is on a “changing Middle East,” with the region’s recent volatility and turmoil.


What’s inside:

In Review: A Changing Middle East

The Persistent Threat: The Evolution of al Qa’ida and Other Salafi Jihadists,” RAND Corporation

Interactive Guide: “The Sunni-Shia Divide,” Council on Foreign Relations

Beyond Sectarianism: The New Middle East Cold War,” Brookings Institute

News Headlines: Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Yemen, Israel and Palestine

REACH-BACK: Ask an Expert

Do you have a specific question about the operational environment of a particular country or region? Email us at ldesp_staff@nps.edu and we will reach out to one of our stellar faculty members and lecturers for their expert opinion.

As always, we’re eager to hear feedback on the usefulness of this service as well as your suggestions on improving it.


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