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Who's to blame for ISIS? [Commentary]
Who's to blame for ISIS? [Commentary]

Is America responsible for the chaos engulfing the Middle East? It is a question not far from many a Washington discussion of current events. With the Islamic State's fanatics erasing the region's colonial borders, for some the answer is evident: The U.S. upended the established order when it invaded Iraq in 2003, the repercussions of which are being faced now and likely for years to come. Requiring little perspective, this analysis has been embraced by a number of pundits. As is often the case in the Middle East, the reality is not so simple. One has to go back to the aftermath of World War II and the waning years of the European colonial experiment in the Middle East to find...