Another graphic that might help …

Here, thanks to Paul Cobaugh, of Narrative Strategies, is a fairly simple (2015) graphic by Clint Watts of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, that might help us to better understand the situations in North Africa, the Middle East, South West Asia and South East Asia. My friend Tody Prudori ( notes that it doesn’t show the (several) Kurdish factions, and I, in my turn, would note that it doesn’t mention the festering sores in the Balkans and the Near East: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Turkey. 37003da1-48d7-4eec-b8d9-4900fdb52dc1-original.png

But add this to my comments from last February through to last week.

Published by Ted Campbell

Old, retired Canadian soldier, Conservative ~ socially moderate, but a fiscal hawk. A husband, father and grandfather. Published material is posted under the "Fair Dealing" provisions (§29) of the Copyright Act for the purposes of research, private study and education.

2 thoughts on “Another graphic that might help …

  1. Given that degree of faction I would be inclined to be looking at the influence of personalities in an historically tribal and nomad culture.

    This isn’t about ideology.

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