Write 9 pages thesis on the topic the positive and negative factors associated with the middle east region. Despite the numerous fascinating aspects of the Middle East region, there are three that caught my attention and inspired me to learn about the region at a deeper level. The first is the Middle Easts rocky relationship with America, amid accusations of terrorism and possession of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), followed by a war characterized by constant debate and controversy. The second most important learning aspect for me was the regions natural resources, especially oil and natural gas. The third was the cultural significance of the region, as discerned from its education, religion, and overall civilization contribution. This combination of issues gave me insight into both the positive and negative factors associated with the region.Relations between the Middle East and America took first place in the learning phase since this has been a predominant media subject, especially following the ill-famed 9/11 terror attacks on the US.1 It was interesting to learn that the strained relations between America and countries in the Middle East did not start following the attacks. For instance, some scholars and political analysts think that the conflict can be traced back to the unfriendly relationship between Israel and Iraq.2 Apparently, the latter had nuclear reactors capable of manufacturing weapons that posed a direct threat to Israel, prompting the country to bomb Baghdad in 1981.3 This animosity continued to grow and since Israel is considered to be Americas best ally in the Middle East, critics of the War on Terror believe that America took the 9/11 attacks as an opportunity to curb the threat posed by Iraq to Israel. Even though this seems farfetched, there could be some truth to it, because Israel enables America to retain some level of economic interactivity with the oil-rich Middle East. Nonetheless, the Bush administration maintained that it began the war on Iraq, to free the countrys citizens from the dictatorial rule of Saddam Hussein, to destroy its destructive weapons, and most importantly, to protect America and its citizens from possible future attacks. .