George Friedman, Business Insider/ Mauldin Economics: 4 maps that explain wars in the Middle East and North Africa
The Middle East and North Africa region runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean and from Turkey to Yemen. The bulk of the region is along five waterways: The Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Black Sea, and Caspian Sea.
Here are four maps that explain the dynamics and inherited divisions in these regions.
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WNU Editor: The fault lines in the Middle East is religious as this map illustrates (link here).