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As Gaza death toll rises, so do diplomatic efforts to end the crisis
As Gaza death toll rises, so do diplomatic efforts to end the crisis

As Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades into a complicated secondary fray: the enmity between Egypt and its regional rivals Turkey and Qatar. The animosity between would-be peacemakers mirrors a larger split in the Middle East between authoritarian military-rooted governments and Islamist-minded regional players — a dynamic that has become increasingly important in the three years since the so-called Arab Spring uprisings. Egypt itself was a case in point, veering between a now-toppled Islamist government and the current strongman-style leadership of retired Field Marshal...

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