Ask Derek Anything for April 1-7, 2019

Our weekly discussion thread

Welcome to our first “ask me anything” here at Substack! I'm here to answer your questions (briefly; please don't ask anything that would require 800 words to properly answer), respond to your comments, sympathize with your pain, etc., about any topic related to the Middle East, history, US foreign policy, politics, pretty much anything. If I can't answer it I'll tell you, so there's no harm in saying whatever's on your mind. Just hit the comments.

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(I only realized after this posted that you need to be a subscriber to comment. Sorry! That’s a Substack thing and I should have known that already!)