Matt Bors: Fill in the Blank, Middle East Edition

*C. Matt Bors

There’s a country in the Middle East that ardently pursues its own interests, trying to court suspicious Arab nations into its corner. Towards these aims, the country pursues a nuclear program under the banner of “ambiguity.”

No wait, there’s actually two of these countries — operating against each other. Their rhetoric, notes my friend Matt Bors in this excellent cartoon, is interchangeable.

*C. Matt Bors

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Ali Gharib

Ali Gharib is a New York-based journalist on U.S. foreign policy with a focus on the Middle East and Central Asia. His work has appeared at Inter Press Service, where he was the Deputy Washington Bureau Chief; the Buffalo Beast; Huffington Post; Mondoweiss; Right Web; and Alternet. He holds a Master's degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. A proud Iranian-American and fluent Farsi speaker, Ali was born in California and raised in D.C.



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