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Submitted by Michael Rosenberg, Aug 23, 2017 at 22:31

Sometime around 2010 I attended a lecture at the 92nd St. Y in Manhattan given by Bernard Lewis. He surprised the audience setting fourth his view why the main conflict in the Middle East will be between Turkey and Iran for leadership of the entire Muslim world. This is consistent with Professor Huntington's view pertaining to the clash of civilizations. And this was 7 years ago.

Given the global state of affairs at that time this surprised us. Hopefully we in the West will pay heed to harbingers Pipes and Lewis before it's too late; for the ramifications and consequence of getting policy wrong are immense. They are right on target, imho.

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I am glad to learn that Bernard Lewis agrees.

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