I am always looking for that region that could push the world to another all out war….like the events in 1914…..a few years ago I wrote a post where I thought the next big “problem” would appear…..
I chose the region between the two seas…Caspian and Black…..
Now that I have patted myself on the back……
I read a lot of Middle East newspapers and opinions…..and recently in an Iranian source I read about a prediction that they are making about the future….
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cautioned that extremist elements could expand their presence in the Caucasus and Central Asia after being flushed out of Iraq and Syria, calling for concerted action to stem terrorism in the region.
“After suffering a complete defeat in Iraq and Syria, terrorists are likely to try to permeate across the region. Thus, all of us should be wary of such a threat (in the region), as in the Caucasus and Central Asia,” President Rouhani said in a meeting with his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan in Tehran on Sunday.
Needless to say that I agree with their prediction…..the region is becoming a hotbed of conflict and bad feelings.
Even the hyper-conserv think tank Heritage agrees with the findings…..
A group that I am associated with, Center for Strategic and International Studies…..testified before the House sub-committee on the situation in the Caucuses…..
Many disassociated sources see a problem brewing….maybe more attention should be paid on these events and we could avoid another war that the world does not need.