Re-map the Middle East

new map  middle eastThe most arbitrary and distorted borders in the world are in Africa and the Middle East.

Drawn by self-interested Europeans (who have had sufficient trouble defining their own frontiers), Africa’s borders continue to provoke the deaths of millions of local inhabitants.

But the unjust borders in the Middle East — to borrow from Churchill — generate more trouble than can be consumed locally. [discussed here at the Armed Forces Journal]

In this new map of the Middle East nations are more naturally divided by religion and tribe. Iraq is split into at least three new states while Turkey shrinks.

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