MIDEAST PEACE II is a simulation of the relations between the various states and peoples in the heart of the Middle East from 2005 to 2013. Seven countries and national groups struggle to achieve their foreign policy objectives through the use of diplomacy and political pressure. In this sequel to the original MIDEAST PEACE, Jordan is content with the status quo while Iraq has become a battleground, removing both countries. Instead, the contemporary Sunni-Shia divide has been introduced by the inclusion of Saudi Arabia and Iran. Can Israel find lasting peace in a newly radicalized Middle East? Will the United States be able to thwart Iran's possible nuclear ambitions or will the Arab Spring bring about a Sunni-Shia confrontation?