Monday, October 18, 2010

What are some of the problems that are occuring in the Middle East at this time?

Middle East for centuries has been plagued by violence and upheaval. This region continuously has been the crossroad of different societies and empires. It connects three continents Africa, Asia, Europe. As you can see, the Middle East is an highly prized area due to is strategic location.

"Given the vast energy resources that form the backbone of western economies, influence and involvement in the Middle East has been of paramount importance for the former and current imperial and super powers, including France, Britain, USA and the former Soviet Union." The constant battle to control these areas has lead to both internal and external tensions in these areas.

Some of the tensions or problems that are still plaguing the Middle East are:

1) The Arab-Israeli Conflict
2) Radical Islamic Insurgency
3) Afghanistan War
4) Iraq War
5) Nuclear Proliferation


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