I’ve read your comment response on why you left out Lebanon and others in this article, because of length and that it would require a book’s length to further untangle all of this.
Write that book. Please write that book. Please use the same vernacular and relatable terms. Don’t make it “textbook.” The style you used in this piece made it extremely accessible and I could read a whole book of it. I promise you that there are a lot of people, including myself, that would read that book- multiple times even. We might even learn a few things against our will.