Brexit’s Ripple Effects Will Reach the Middle East, Too

Brexit’s Ripple Effects Will Reach the Middle East, Too
Saudi King Salman greets U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 24, 2015 (AP photo via SPA).

The Brexit bombshell is bad news for the Middle East region on a number of scores, in particular what it says about Western attitudes toward migrants and Muslims, and about loss of support for economic integration, a big idea that would improve prospects for the Arab world. The shock waves after the U.K. referendum are being felt in the Middle East, but so far the reactions are fairly superficial and self-interested. Judging from comments on Twitter and other social media quoted by Arab media, the focus for many in the Arab world has been on the weakness of the major […]

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