September Issue: Middle East
Foreword: If you have done extemp before, you know why the Middle East edition has to come first. In this edition, you will find analysis on Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, and Israel. Obviously, understanding the events that transpire in these countries is critical, because they are some of the most explosive in the world. Afghanistan is still recovering from its governmental change, and despite the lack of attention, is still very important to the US. Iran continues to play the west against itself, stoking the international fires with rhetoric and a controversial nuclear program. Iraq is still a shaky state, and even now few truly understand the happenings in this country. Israel is going through a painful corruption crisis that is troubling both for Israel and the international community. These are very common topics of discussion in politics, but hopefully, this brief can enlighten you by providing insight into the inner workings of these political structures.
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