Deborah Amos, NPR’s Iraq correspondent, discusses the dislocation and destabilization of millions of Sunni Muslims and her new book, Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile, and Upheaval in the Middle East. Hundreds of thousands of Sunni Muslims displaced or exiled by the conflict in Iraq have spread across the Middle East, unbalancing that sensitive region. From Amman to Beirut and Damascus, Amos follows the impact of one of the great migrations of modern times. The history of the Middle East tells us that one of the greatest problems of the last forty years has been that of a displaced population, angered by their inability to safely return home and resume ownership of their property—as they see it. Now, the pattern has been repeated. A new population of exiles, as large as the Palestinians, has been created.moreless
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