BURY MY HEART IN GAZA
We thrash, curse for air
As our strangler declares, look
How violent the Arab
– Haiku for the Headlocked, by Zein El-Amine
Rami El-Amine takes stock of the Arab revolutions three years on, arguing that counter-revolution has rolled back most of the gains made and created a level of instability and sectarianism that threatens all-out regional war. At the same time, in one of the bitterest ironies of this humanitarian catastrophe, this very instability may improve prospects for a nuclear agreement with Iran that could start a new dynamic toward peace in the region.