Do the Regional Economic Development Plans Bring Peace and Stability to the Middle East?

Do the Regional Economic Development Plans Bring Peace and Stability to the Middle East?

Dursun Yıldız


Hydropolitics  Academy-Türkiye  


The Middle East has long been plagued by instability, fueled by geopolitical tensions and internal challenges. This article examines the potential of regional economic development plans to bring about peace and stability in the region. It explores historical factors such as the Sykes-Picot Agreement and ongoing conflicts like the Israel-Palestine issue, highlighting their impact on the region's stability. Additionally, it discusses various economic development proposals, including LaRouche's "Blue Peace" Oasis plan, and evaluates their feasibility and potential for fostering peace. The role of the United Nations in conflict resolution and the challenges it faces in the Middle East are also analyzed. Furthermore, the importance of regional water projects in promoting cooperation and addressing resource scarcity is emphasized. The article concludes by stressing the necessity of a comprehensive approach that combines economic development with political solutions to achieve lasting peace and prosperity in the Middle East

Keywords: Middle East,Regional economic development,LaRouche's "Blue Peace" Oasis plan ,Regional cooperation

  1. Introduction

The Middle East is the common term for a region consisting of countries from  southwest Asia to  North Africa. The Middle East region has been grouped into sub-regions, based on geographical and climatic homogeneity. The Near East group  includes Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic , Islamic Republic of Iran. Arabian Peninsula’s group includes  Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and  Yemen. In this article it is considered to call these  regions including Egypt as a common term "Middle East"

Middle East region has been plagued by outbreaks of instability, resulting from both structural geopolitical tensions and persistent internal factors, such as socioeconomic development challenges, weak governance, and religious radicalism; whereas numerous countries in the  Middle East have faced war, instability, and social and financial crises;

Peace in the Middle East is the only option for the future. The massacre in Gaza revealed how important it is for humanity to achieve peace in the Middle East. Therefore, all kinds of alternative solutions should be tried for peace and stability in the Middle East. More attention must be paid to obstacles on the way to a regional development solution.  War will never bring peace, Peace will bring stability and economic prosperity. In this regard, the international system must also support new alternatives for peace. Therefore, there is a need for a new vision that prioritizes economic and social developments in the Middle East.

Political stability and economic development couldn’t be achieved in Middle Eastern countries where armed conflicts and civil wars have been going on for a long time. It seems difficult for some countries that have suffered greatly from these wars to achieve economic development in their effort. Aid provided to the Middle East from outside the region is aimed not at the peace and stability of the region, but at the interests of international powers. For this reason, the desire of the regional countries for peace and stability does not ensure progress in this regard. The international system's plans in the Middle East also need to change. If the international system sincerely supports applicable development programs in the region, at least a base for peace and stability in the Middle East will be established.

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