From the article: Top 10 Middle East Stories of the Decade
Lists are always subjective. Ranking the top 10 Middle East stories of the decade can be especially so, depending on your perspective. Middle East Issues ranks the 9/11 attacks first, but ranks the arrested development of the Middle East second, ahead of the Iraq war, the war in Afghanistan, the rise of Iran or Turkey as regional powers, and the effects of the decades' oil shock. The reason: the Arab world's arrested development is at the root of many of the conflicts and dysfunctions of the region. Do you agree? Share your thoughts, make your counter-arguments, share your list.
Top Middle East Stories of the decade
- 1-the invasion of Iraq in 2003 2-the fall of Saddam and his execution 3-the assassination of Rafiq Hariri the Lebanese Prime Minister in 2005 4-the death of Arafat and the semi-death of Ariel Sharon 5-The fall of Hosni Mubarak 6-The fall of Tunisian President Zein Al-Abedeen 7-The killing of Zarqawi 8-The assassination of Al-Mabhouh by the Mossad in a Dubai hotel 9-Libya's abandoning its nuclear program 10-the 2006 war between Israel and Hizbullah and the latter's not getting deafeated after 33 days of fighting and bombardment. 11-Israel's invasion of Gaza December 2008/January 2009 and the Goldstone Report.
- —Guest nehad ismail