US Role, Middle East, Collins World Dictionary
According to the Collins World Dictionary, stability refers to the quality or state of being stable, especially in resistance to deterioration, displacement, or change. It is the constancy of purpose, order, or character. Due to the vastness of energy resources, especially oil, in the Middle East and the Gulf block, which form the backbone of the western economies, involvement and influence with the aim of maintain stability in the region has become paramount more so for the US and other European super powers such as Russia, UK, ad France. The US has for decades been involved in affairs of the Middle East with the aim of ensuring stability, democracy, and fostering economic relationships with countries in this region. However, the main aim of the US involvement and influence does not seem to be stability or democracy, but rather, control of the rich oil resource from this region (Shah).
The US or any other Western super power should not be directly involved in the affairs of the Middle East and the Gulf region because their involvement is for their own economic benefit but not for the persons living there.
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[...] As long there is no disturbance as the Americans want, the Middle Eastern continue to live in oppression and poverty, and they are stable (Levy). Evidence just as Africa, the Middle East is a region very rich in human and natural resource and yet it is the second most backward region after Africa simply because of the interference and unwanted involvement of the west The so sought for stability in the middle East encompasses millions of Arabs and hinders development of democracy for the locals. [...]
[...] This has been perpetuated in the name of fighting communism and terrorism but the underlying truth is that it has been a struggle to access and control of important energy resources such as oil. Evidence The ousting of Gaddaffi and the overthrowing of Saddam Hussein may be seen as acts of fighting communism, fostering democracy, but the underlying truth is the struggle for control of access to important energy resources. The west has managed to ensure that the region is highly militarized and most sales for arms in the world happen there. Most American security and arms dealing firms operate in the Middle East. [...]
[...] Print. Shah, Anup. Middle East December 2011. Web April "Why is the U.S, in the Middle East?" The Oil and Gas Journal (1990): 21. Print. [...]
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