Atlantic Article on Middle East Arbitrary Borders
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The title of the article, 'Stop Blaming Colonial Boarders for the Middle East's Problems,' pretty much states the thesis of the article. It comes complete with humor from the Daily Show starring the British explorer Sir Archibald Mapsalot and a nice 1762 French drawn middle east map. As the article well points out, arbitrary maps by colonial powers weren't just done in the middle east.
I'm not sure that any border scheme would alter the deep antagonisms in the middle east today.
(About a hundred years ago, I wrote an essay for the General Paper of my university entrance exam on the topic "Is there such a thing as a natural frontier?". I hope they don't archive the candidates' papers — I don't have much recollection what I wrote, but I think it boiled down to "no".)