The end of secular politics in the Middle East
The article castigates British foreign policy in Iraq and Syria. As his subtitle indicates Simon Jenkins believes that the west by destroying secular politics in the Middle East has “unleashed the Shia/Sunni conflict” that tears it apart. Criticizing the E.U. members’ indecisiveness it supports a more determined stance that would not necessarily go to the destitution of regional faulty leaders or the ambivalent backing of the rebels. A strong position means a Knowledgeable one that takes into account the local balances in political groups, ethnic balances and all other sectarian divisions that determine the life of millions of people in the area.