Look at the situation now.
Brazil, Venezeula has now found a new military ally in France and Russia.
These nations has found China, Japan a rich new market for their resources, for Brazil, it include ethanol, iron ore and other minerals.
This has forced the United States to alter it's strategy a little.
In this case, it has to make Mesopotamia a protectorate to guaranteed it's supply of crude oil and gas.
If Mesopotamia get engulf in war, the United States economy will be faced with shortage of fuel.
Korea, Taiwan now needs to cooperate with British Club and France to support the Arab-GCC states.
For the French, Korean and Taiwan, it's must be a matter of survival to secure crude oil and gas by having expeditionary forces stationed in those states. The British Club of course does it to secure business. The Arab GCC should welcome as further insurance to protect their states.
The Korean, Taiwan and probably Japanese will need to ensure that their main crude oil suppliers remain peaceful and safe.
In the meantime, the TRADE ROUTE state would need to rebalance their economies from just export dependent, towards a more balance domestic orientation with large international trade to secure a prosperous enviroment.