Obstacles to progress in the Middle East

Inserting my older but still relevant PPT of the obstacle to progress in the Middle East. I think these slides are self explanatory..at least for those who follow the Middle East. After these 6 years there has been no noticeable change upward and in fact the region looks more bleak than ever.


About Tex

Retired artillery colonel, many years in a number of positions in the Arab world. Graduate of the US Military Academy and the American University of Beirut. MA in Arab studies from the American University in Beirut along with 18 years as Middle East Seminar Director at the JFK Special Warfare Center and School, Served in Vietnam with 1st Inf Division, Assignments in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt, plus service with Trucial Oman Scouts in the Persian Gulf. Traveled to every Arab country on the map including Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
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