• The US and the Middle East
  • The UN and the Middle East
  • The History of the Israel – Palestine Conflict
  • Gaza 2012
  • The Existence of Diplomacy

The US and the Middle East

The United States intervention in the Middles East has become increasingly common since the end of the Second World War. Prior to this there was very little attention paid by the US to Arab governed states. At that time the United States had a reasonably good image in the eyes [...]

The UN and the Middle East

In 1947 the UK abandoned efforts to reconcile Palestine’s Arabs and Jews and turned the problem over to the new UN, which proposed dividing the territory roughly in half. The Jews established the State of Israel shortly after the British left in 1948 and the neighbouring Arab states immediately invaded, [...]

The History of the Israel – Palestine Conflict

At the end of the First World War, the Arab Palestinians revolted against their previous rulers the Ottomans and this was supported by the British. The British had also declared in the Balfour Treaty of 1917 that the Jewish should have a national home in Palestine. The League of Nations [...]

Gaza 2012

The People of Gaza have historically clashed with Israel, but there was a marked return to violence in March of 2012. The Israeli forces had a number of targets that they considered threats to the relative stability of the area. Although tensions have never ceased, the Israelis used an iron [...]

The Existence of Diplomacy

In the times that we live in, it seems that diplomacy is on the slump: countries such as North Korea and Syria willingly ignore the wishes of the international community and continue with their unwanted behavior. No matter the attempts made, it always seems to fail and the only real [...]

 

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The US and the Middle East

The US and the Middle East

The United States intervention in the Middles East has become increasingly common since the end of the Second World War. Prior to this there was very little attention paid by the US to Arab governed states. At that time the United States had...

 

The UN and the Middle East

The UN and the Middle East

In 1947 the UK abandoned efforts to reconcile Palestine’s Arabs and Jews and turned the problem over to the new UN, which proposed dividing the territory roughly in half. The Jews established the State of Israel shortly after the British...

 

The History of the Israel – Palestine Conflict

The History of the Israel – Palestine Conflict

At the end of the First World War, the Arab Palestinians revolted against their previous rulers the Ottomans and this was supported by the British. The British had also declared in the Balfour Treaty of 1917 that the Jewish should have a national...

 

Gaza 2012

Gaza 2012

The People of Gaza have historically clashed with Israel, but there was a marked return to violence in March of 2012. The Israeli forces had a number of targets that they considered threats to the relative stability of the area. Although tensions...

 

The Existence of Diplomacy

The Existence of Diplomacy

In the times that we live in, it seems that diplomacy is on the slump: countries such as North Korea and Syria willingly ignore the wishes of the international community and continue with their unwanted behavior. No matter the attempts made,...

 

A Year Since the Death of Bin Laden

A Year Since the Death of Bin Laden

Since change is the only constant in human affairs, the nature of al-Qaida has continued to do so since the American assassination of Osama Bin Laden last May. The assassination itself, however, changed little other than to reinvigorate American...