Redrawing the Middle East Map
Published Monday, September 04, 2006 by CCAer | E-mail this post
In the Middle East, any changes to national boundaries on the map is sure to meet up with unhappiness and anger from someone. Even not changing the map is sure to make someone unhappy (think of those who do not officially recognioze Israel, for instance). The June issue
of Armed Forces Journal
suggests redrawing the map of the Middle East in order to promote stability and peace in the area since, it argues, the current boundary alignment does not lend itself to such. The proposal may have its merits but there are enough nations and individuals who would be opposed to it to prevent it from occurring. The proposal would also leave the area virtually unrecognizable with only a few states retaining their current boundaries.
By way of MapHist