What went wrong in the Middle East?

The question is not whether the elections in Egypt and Syria are democratic or not. They are clearly not. But when did democracy visit these countries anyway? The closest Arab countries in the Middle East have come to democracy is in Iraq and that is only because the old mold was broken by the U.S. invasion.

Turkey driven by 'greed' in Kurdish oil row: Iraqi deputy PM

Baghdad vents its fury at Ankara for its role in exporting Kurdish oil to the world amid KRG threats to secede from the rest of Iraq Turkey has been “driven by greed” in an escalating row over oil pumped from Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region and shipped overseas, Baghdad’s top energy official has said, after northern Iraqi leader Masoud Barzani reportedly threatened to consider s