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Why Asia should care about the Middle East

Public understanding is generally superficial and based on wrong premises

| Middle East
Fire and smoke rise in Gaza City as Israeli warplanes target a governmental building on May 18: Asia should not operate on an obsolete understanding of the Middle East.   © Getty Images

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