The Middle East

871 Words Oct 15th, 2014 4 Pages
One of the most pressing issues in forming a global perspective is the idea of security and threats on the global stage. The articles Unfinished Mideast Revolts, Living with a Nuclear Iran, and War in the Fifth Domain, were written and read to further shed light on these topics. These articles help to depict a better-rounded view of the threats in global studies.
The discussion began with the article Unfinished Mideast Revolts, written by Jonathan Broader. This article discusses the evolution of the Middle East and how much of the Middle East is currently coming out of, and in some cases still going through difficult revolutions. The article points to three, possibly four, defining stages in the Middle East. The first is the stage of the Cold War, the second is that of the Old Order, the third is the end to the Old Order, and the fourth is the current stage that they are in now. The point was made that much of the Middle East’s resentment to the West originated from the countries such as the United States intervening in several conflicts during the collapse of the Old Regime.
Rewinding all the way to the end of the Cold War, one can see that as the rest of the world advanced, the Middle East staggered behind. On top of their broken education system, their lands didn’t have much to offer besides oil. Therefore, some of the only people to benefit from investments by foreign investors were corrupt officials and their cronies. These same governmental leaders would show…

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