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Great Minds Apparently Think Alike

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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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Title Commenter Date Thread
regimes in Iran and Turkey [53 words]
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Debanjan BanerjeeOct 7, 2017 12:08241015
Possible war imminent in Kurdistan -- ultimately agaist Israel [53 words]Michael SSep 28, 2017 18:36240945
1Thinking Out of the Box - Devolution, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Etc. [849 words]RobertSep 27, 2017 12:57240926
I expect the two countries to ally with one another soon, with Turkey in the lead, for an attack against Israel. [114 words]
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Michael SAug 25, 2017 03:34240591
September 25 might mark a significant turning point in Turko-Iranian relations [495 words]Michael SSep 17, 2017 04:25240591
Great Minds Apparently Think Alike [112 words]
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Michael RosenbergAug 23, 2017 22:31240582
Don't cry for either of them - they both hate us! [68 words]DeanAug 23, 2017 14:18240580
Iran Vs. Turkey [143 words]Lorn FergusonAug 23, 2017 11:22240578

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