Iran, Syria, Libya, Israel, Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt…

The Middle East may need one or two more ‘Arab Springs’ before it can command the stability and cohesion so necessary for any group of nation states to thrive and prosper in this ever changing world of ours.

And, if such an outcome is to have an attitude favourable to Western interests, then the West had better come up with something much more innovative and cutting-edge than that which has been the case thus far.

It is only by successfully confronting and challenging the status quo that other changes can be brought into being and implemented. These then go on to become permanent features of lands where nothing of the sort had existed at any time before.

The alternative is to stagnate and remain burdened with the things as they are and not as how they should be.