No, I don't think the problems of the Arab world are self-contained at all. They have spent 60 years demonstrating to the world that they do not want to be left to themselves to be miserable. They want to SHARE their misery with absolutely everyone by blaming it all on Israel and having everyone else do likewise. It hasn't helped them a bit. If they hadn't received all the "respect" and "sympathy" from an uncomprehending outside world, and had been left to their own devices, they might have made some effort to solve what ails them. What ails them, as Spengler has written about many times, is a civilizational crisis that comes from within and can only be solved that way, if at all.
No foreigners bearing gifts are going to solve their cultural crisis. That is what I meant. Their problems will be with us until their countries are gobbled up by other powers, as they once were in the past. The Turks have just joined the list as one prospective gobbler, resuming their old Ottoman role. America will be a meddler or enabler but can't possibly be a gobbler because it has no taste for imperialism and is too far away to merely expand, in a fit of absent-mindedness, over an unguarded border. I agree with Edward Luttwak's advice, that he wrote many years ago in Commentary and other magazines, that the best thing for policy makers in Washington is to ignore the Arabs as much as possible, and to stop all peace processes. The more attention they get, the less they will focus on the internal causes of their terrible condition. Nothing can be done by any outside power to solve what is wrong with their culture. The best thing that can be done with them is controlling the fallout when their countries start to fall apart from within, while perhaps encouraging this, in certain cases. If the Indians controlled the Arabian peninsula, you would never have to worry about OSL.