The history proves that region has never been peaceful. This region is birth place of three powerful religions (with exception of Judaism which is not very powerful). A lot people say that the Middle East is the signature of co-existent. I say it is the clash of civilizations. This clash of civilization is not the same the one Samuel Huntington came described. I think this clash is rooted in a deeper level that goes all the way down to individual units in the society. I believe that this clash is the result of cultural teachings that is programmed in every single unit in those societies. I think since the problem of the Middle East lies within individuals, the cure rests in education. You have the educated the masses about democracy, practicing democracy in a responsible fashion, separation of religion and government, accountability in the government actions, human values, human rights, the right of the others to exist, tolerance, and many other Western values that is lacking in the Middle Eastern countries. If the education is completed, I think it would make it a lot harder to mobilize these masses. That means the support for militant ideologies will begin to diminish!
I am not introducing a new doctrine here; for years there has been countless demand within Arab societies for a better set of education, yet the ruling government has strictly opposed this plan due to the fact that it would promote democracy. Spread of democracy would mean the end of religious influence in the society, and the end of tyranny. Therefore, we have two powerful forces resisting such demand for a better education system. And so far, they have done a fantastic job in keeping Westernized education out of their societies.
This is one way to describe the situation. However, I do believe that this could be the remedy to the Middle East. The answer is still unclear to me! Anyone else has any better reason why this region cannot stabilize?