Just say no to Middle East conflict
Edward Luttwak challenges the conventional wisdom about the Middle East. From The middle of nowhere in Prospect (link via ald):
Western analysts are forever bleating about the strategic importance of the middle east. But despite its oil, this backward region is less relevant than ever, and it would be better for everyone if the rest of the world learned to ignore it
Just say no to Middle East conflict. It’s much too practical; it’ll never work.