50 years ago, the Cold War was quite hot and southeast Asia was touted to being countries that could “fall” to communism like dominoes crashing into neighbouring dominoes. Now Vietnam, the crucial domino is about the only communist state in the region besides China and N. Korea.
Today the Arab world seems like a set of dominoes that could fall from authoritarian rule to “democracy”. In the past few weeks Tunisia and Egypt have apparently made the move and Yemen and Bahrain and Iran (not Arab but Muslim) are seeing protests in the street. Continue reading ‘Domino Theory 50 Years Later’