The Middle East’s austere terrain lured Lawrence: “The abstraction of the desert landscape,” he wrote 
in Seven Pillars of Wisdom, “cleansed me.”

The True Story of Lawrence of Arabia

His daring raids in World War I made him a legend. But in the Middle East today, the desert warrior’s legacy is written in sand

British soldiers enter Baghdad in 1919.

The Disintegration of the Iraqi State Has Its Roots in World War I

Created by European powers, the nation of Iraq may be buckling under the pressure of trying to unite three distinct ethnic groups

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