Terrorists and extremism at every border. Civil wars in the north and the south. Prime ministers resigning. Shifting balances of power. A decline in American influence and a rise in Russian influence. Plagues and famines. Shiite and Sunni regional warfare. This is the Collapse of the Middle East. This episode serves as a sequel to the 2012 podcast series we did on the History of the Modern Middle East. This is everything that has happened since 2012 and a clear context and understanding for what is coming. (Spoiler alert: It is not going to get better.) the End of History Episode 180: The Collapse of the Middle East If you like this episode you will also enjoy our original podcast series on the History of the Modern Middle East. Additional Reading: How the Iranian-Saudi Proxy Struggle Tore Apart the Middle East In the Middle East the Dream of Democracy is Dead Saudi Arabia Has Devastated Yemen Saudi Arabia and Iran May Be Headed for War If you enjoyed the opening music on this podcast episode….