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The second world

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  • 1. The Second Worldby ParagKhanna<br />
  • 2. Pt. IV<br />In this section of the book he talks about the middle east<br />His book also touches on the U.S.foreign policy in the middle east<br />While it is very rich in natural resources, the middle east imports a lot of foreign items<br />
  • 3. Khanna also talks about the formation of middle eastern news networks such as Al-Jazeera<br />The people of the Maghreb tend to associate with North Africans, and they tend to shy away from the fundamentalist Islamic ideas<br />The Maghreb is also different from other parts of Africa because it is so close to Europe, which allows for many people to emigrate to Europe<br />
  • 4. Egypt has a long and colorful history, The names of these regions derived from their location in relation to the Nile<br />Egypt has a rich history, and because of this, they won’t be taken advantage of by economic super powers such as the United States and Russia. Though they have made some deals with China<br />The Mashreq region still hasn’t sorted out some of the post-world war 1 treaties, which destroyed the ottoman empire<br />
  • 5. Khanna mentions that the since the U.S. invasion Iraq has been in turmoil, people are fighting for territory, much like the gangs of L.A.<br />Iran is also in turmoil, and again the U.S. foreign policy discussion comes up<br />In the gulf streams chapter Khanna talks about the importance of the Persian Gulf in the world economy<br />40% of the worlds energy comes from the middle east<br />
  • 6. Source<br />Khanna, Parag The Second World Random House Publishing: 2009<br />

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