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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Startup Rising

On CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Christopher M. Schroeder talks about innovation in the Middle East:

 Schroeder is the author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East.  In this rich, perceptive work, he makes a point highly relevant to our chapter on foreign policy and national security:
In the United States, I am frequently asked why I care about the Middle East. My answer is usually a baffled, "Why don't you?" It's hard to name two regions of the world whose mutual needs, tensions, misunderstandings, and mistakes have had more impact in shaping their fortunes than these two.