In the Middle East these days, it seems that everyone is trying to make a deal of some sort. Or they may all be playing for time, hoping something will turn up to rescue them from any number of dire predicaments.

Such groups would include Iranians, Syrians, Russians, Israelis, Palestinians, the US, the EU and various others who have long had reason to concern themselves in matters Middle Eastern.

But, given the volatility ever present in the region, these ‘deals’ are far more likely to end up as short-term fixes, having neither the stamina nor sufficient rigour, speed and transparency for effective operation.

However, if a deal can be engineered that convincingly cuts loose just one strand of a web so strong that whole countries, nations and states have been locked into its embrace for generations, then new opportunities must arise, ones with far greater potential than ever thought possible.

Life finds a way but sometimes this can only be sourced at the very limits of human thought, imagination and perseverance. Problems that have long defied every remedy on file are often made much easier to address if their own internal drives and mechanisms can be enlisted in the task of finally resolving them.

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