US National Interest in the Middle East

Henry Thompson

 

The US is involved in perpetual police work in the Middle East. The US, UK, and Europe drew the borders in the Middle East as well as those in Central and Eastern Europe following the wars of the past century. The idea behind the borders to split ethnic and religious groups between nations has proven unworkable. A comparison of the maps of Europe now with those in the 1970s shows the sort of religious and ethnic reorganizing that will occur in the Middle East. US national interest would be better served by letting the region determine its own borders.