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Special Report on the Arab World

by David De La Torre

The Economist’s special report on the Arab World features the following articles:

The Arab world looks at the clash within a civilization.

Unintended consequences examines the division of Arab territories following World War I and the consequences.

Mamluks and maliks explores why monarchies have proven more successful than republics in the Arab world.

Black gold, white gold reports on economic problems.

The new strife looks at divisions within Islam.

Which Islam? summarizes five strands of Muslim politics.

From Beirut to Baghdad looks at foreign intervention in the area.

What is the Arabic for democracy? examines the prospects for a better future.