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The brutal world of sheep fighting: the illegal sport beloved by Algeria’s angry young men. Algeria’s ‘lost generation’ has been shaped by years of conflict, unemployment and state repression. Sheep fighting offers an arena where men can escape the constant supervision of the state (the Guardian).
How to Pus back on Iran: the Key Role Iraq Plays. Kenneth M. Pollack, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, writes how an Iranian-dominated Iraq would serve as a dangerous conduit for Iranian influence into the rest of the Arab world (Newsweek).
The new geopolitics of Turkey, Syria, and the West. As the turmoil in Syria enters its seventh year, its adverse geopolitical consequences stretch far beyond the Middle East, writes Kemal Kirişci (the Brookings Institution).
Kosovo: A young country, being shaped by its youth. On the 10-year anniversary of its independence from Serbia, half of Kosovars want to move West. The others want to shape its future (Politico.eu).