I think the underlying issue with the entire deal is trust and egos. I can present both the sides, but will come to the point directly.

How can these two countries trust each other?

Both these countries have a more homogeneous society, which makes it difficult for individuals in the society to understand and trust each other, and hear different perspectives. Further the situation is complicated due to the fact that Iran, which has around 78 million people, also has a greater dispersion in wealth and higher levels of poverty compared to Israel which tends to have wealthier population with only around 8 million people.

How can this be addressed?

Iran has closer ties with some of the Asian countries, and over time, can bring in diversity into the population in terms of religion through those interactions. By expanding their relationship with US, it opens up avenues for Iran to move to west as well. This is going to be a gradual process.

Israel should also move to east as they are by building ties with larger countries in Asia, but should expand to other countries, and if possible to middle eastern countries.

Other thoughts:

1. When you have 7 billion people, there should be an unsaid rule around the globe on the size of the country and population, otherwise self-reliance is going to be difficult, which will lead to major problems.

2. Similarly, to have an optimal size for communities, every religion should come to the forefront and build communities wherever possible - this action should help with respect to morals, values, faith and law among the majority - Most importantly, these religious (and other) communities (as long as it is not a cult) should have right leaders, and should not hinder people from getting right education.

3. I would like to reiterate that there cannot be 500 MNEs determining 50% of the world trade.

4. Though I have stated 21st century is going to be the century for "CREATIVISM", which it should be, we still need to have various economic and political theories for healthy discussion, and also for the reason that there are good aspects to every theory, and what we need is a blend.


On a personal note, with respect to a recent Forbes article (which I liked - see below reference), connecting Elon Musk, Marie Curie, and Benjamin Franklin, please understand that President Benjamin Franklin was able to achieve things when every area of research was just getting started to blossom, and was able to achieve so much then. Marie Curie did the same, but had significantly more data and information in more than 100 years compared to President Benjamin Franklin. I still believe that they were expert-generalists at that time. When it comes to Elon Musk, I am certainly impressed with his achievements, but we need to wait until the end of the century to see whether his contributions will transcend time.


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