Sunday, June 28, 2015

Kuwait and Iraq

There's a hint of the complexity of identity in the Arab and Islamic world with the seemingly incidental detail that 8 of the 27 victims of the bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City were flown to Najaf, Iraq, for burial. These identities move across national boundaries, especially at times of crisis. It's part of what makes analyzing the region in terms of the role of states so difficult.

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