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A Middle East Peace Agenda for 2017

Ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen are affecting the rest of the world, by exporting terrorism and refugees. In the coming year, it will be incumbent upon those countries that have managed to avoid armed conflict to preserve their relative stability, so that they can help restore stability to the entire region.

ISTANBUL – In 2016, conflicts in the Middle East proliferated far beyond the Israel-Palestine issue that had dominated regional politics for so long. In 2017, four key countries – Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen – are tearing themselves apart in civil wars.