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The Middle East as a tinderbox, and how that is so. Ongoing violence and broader threats to the region and the world. What the outside world can do. The need for fresh approaches and new strategies to prevent ignition. A summary look at the current situation. Possible futures. The growth of Islam. The factor of oil. Some suggestions as to what outsiders can do. Making space for political Islam as the challenge of the next decade.