The recent storming of the British embassy by Iranian students is yet another example of the unrest that is gripping hold of an already volatile region of the world. Recently, Egypt and Libya have had revolutions, and the success of each in securing a free government for their people still hangs in the balance. Much unrest has been occurring in Syria as of late as well. All this unrest and revolution could easily spiral out of control and throw that part of the world into chaos, with severe consequences for the United States and much of the rest of the world as well.
Oil prices will certainly continue on their upward spiral. Any unrest in the oil-producing region of the world leads to higher oil prices. A major war or severe unrest, which seems to be looming just around the corner, could force the price of oil to skyrocket, further damaging an already weak United States economy. Further unrest and higher oil prices will only make it that much more difficult for the United States to recover from the current economic crisis. Oil is crucial to the American economy, and any increase in its price could spell disaster.
So what can be done to stem the tide of unrest? Perhaps many that have been under oppressive rule for so long are simply fed up. The United States, as well as the world community, should facilitate this, but by the most peaceful and least disruptive means as possible. I am not sure what those means are, but certainly something must be done to protect global interests while helping to secure peaceful and stable governments in the revolting nations. This still does not solve the problem with Iran, who only seems to be interested in damaging any nation with interests adverse to their own. What could the world community do to protect the interests of the people in the revolting nations while at the same time looking out for foreign interests? Also, what should be done in Iran to prevent that situation from spiraling out of control?
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