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How should the world respond to the Middle East?

The Middle East has been a volatile region prone to swift regime changes and general unrest. The recent revolutions are prime examples of this.

The Middle East has a vast supply of oil and natural gas that the entire world voraciously consumes at an alarming rate. With this in mind, how should the world respond to the unrest in the Middle East? Are they better off left to their own devices or should the rest of the world take more drastic steps to bring stability to an area with so much crude oil and natural gas?

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  • Sep 9 2011: Crude oil and natural gas will stop being a big issue soon... Resources are diminishing and are in limited supply, sure new conflicts might arise over them, but after extended periods it's role in oil and gas gathering would be rendered somewhat irrelevant. World should aid with non-intrusive peaceful means, as it is a problem of humanity and not only middle eastern countries.

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