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Reply To: Which of the conflicts featured in the “100 Years of Conflict” lecture did you find to be the most interesting and why?

Erik Nilsen


I watched the film “Lawrence of Arabia” for the first time a few months ago. In retrospect, I wonder if it would have been better if T. E. Lawrence had not convinced the Arab tribes to unite against the Ottomans. Perhaps Arab nationalism and Islamist terrorism would not have developed the way they did, and the region not become the threat to international security it is today.