UAE orchestrated hacking of Qatari government sites, sparking regional upheaval, according to U.S. intelligence officials, writes the Washington Post.Officials became aware last week that newly analyzed information gathered by U.S. intelligence agencies confirmed that on May 23, senior members of the UAE government discussed the plan and its implementation.
The Loneliness of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His lifelong resentment of secularists has decimated Turkish democracy, writes Soner Cagaptay on the Atlantic.
ISIS was a symptom. State collapse is the disease. According to Thanassis Cambanis (Boston Globe) "the most critical factor feeding jihadi movements is the collapse of effective central governments — a trend in which the West, especially the United States, has been complicit".