The Middle East
You have just been elected to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations, and you have been charged to end the conflict in the Middle East.Which of the items listed below would be the first issue you would resolve so the Middle East might start on the path toward a productive, peaceful future? Why did you choose that issue? Or, is there another issue, not listed, that needs attention before these? Be sure to identify any important significance between the issue and the geographic location in which it stems. Palestine and Israel Sunni and Shiite Oil and the West The continuing U.S. and Russian competition for influenceKeep in mind that whichever solution you address may have unintended consequences on other situations and relationships in the region. That is, if your solution to one issue makes matters worse elsewhere, it is not a sound solution and will be rejected.