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Lebanon and Iraq Are Heading Straight for Failed-state Status

The protesters have the best intentions, but their countries’ problems are far too deep for reform to turn things around

David Rosenberg
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Government soldiers walk at the site of a Houthi missile attack on a military camp's mosque in Marib, Yemen January 20, 2020
Government soldiers walk at the site of a Houthi missile attack on a military camp's mosque in Marib, Yemen January 20, 2020Credit: Ali Owidha, Reuters