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Military Strongmen: Seeding Chaos In The Name Of Power

In a region torn by violence, a leader who promises security can be appealing. Men with firm military ties are taking control across the Middle East again; here's one take on how they rise to power.

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Military Strongmen: Seeding Chaos In The Name Of Power

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