In Realist theory power, whether economic or military, is the “currency” of nation-states. Yet, when viewing developments in the MENA, this distinction fails to take into account the great influence of sub-national and non-state actors. Such groups in many cases challenge and in a few cases exceed the “power” of the nation-state in which they share territory. Among others, one such example is that of the Iranian backed political party Hezbollah, which operates within Lebanon.Wardley Products Tropical Flakes 1oz by WardleyWare Manufacturing Natural Willow Munch-A-Bell Football Small Pet Chew Treat
Russia has taken a central role in resolving the crisis in Libya. Russia has much to gain from returning its former ally to stability, from lost military contracts to infrastructure and oil contracts. But how exactly has Russia taken charge in the Libyan Crisis?Warm white Light Dimmable Light Strip Kit, 5m LED Ribbon, Non-Waterproof for Indoor, 11key Remote Control LED Strip Lamp 300led UK Plug Led Light Night LED (Size Warm White)Warp Large Trash Bag 33Gl 100Bg
To discuss the future of the Middle East, and in particular to counter and isolate Iran, the Trump administration recently held a conference in Warsaw, Poland. What did this conference tell us about US-European and Israeli-Arab Relations though?Uniqus Multi-Point Car blueetooth Audio Transmitter(Black)
The Trump Administration’s Middle East “Peace Plan,” has been in its “pre-launch” phase for nearly two years. The plan itself serves as a representation of Trump’s global foreign policy. This diplomatic strategy should come as no surprise to us as, after all, it is the first sentence of chapter two in the Art of the Deal. But does this method translate well for international relations?Uniqus Universal Car PU Leather and Memory Foam Wrapped Armrest Box Breathable Car Armrest Box Mat with Phone Holder Storage Bag(Black)
Recently published polling data reveals that Israelis and Palestinians share similar viewpoints which could serve as a catalyst for finding a solution to their long-standing conflict.Utah Utes X-Small Utah Utes X-Small NCAA UTAH UTES Dog Pink Jersey, X-Small. Pet Pink Outfit.
The UCLA International Institute recently hosted its second annual potluck, continuing our tradition of gathering to delight in the experience of breaking bread and barriers.Vacuum Check Valve Jetta B5 Plastic Black
In celebration of the release of our most recent CMED Routledge series publication, Reconstructing the Middle East, we’ve compiled a list of noteworthy Middle East reads recommended by the CMED team and affiliates.White (LWH) 423833cm White (LWH) 423833cm Semi-Closed Pet Bed Dog House Cat Nest Indoor Igloo Soft Cozy Warm Kennel Washable for Kitten Puppy (4 colors Optional)White 21x8x17cm White 21x8x17cm Retro Digital Flip Down Clock Internal Gear Operated Clock Watch Page Flip Timepiece Watch Zerama
In the Video doorbell WiFi Video Doorbell Voice Intercom with Unlock Password Waterproof 160 Degree HD Wireless Smart Doorbell Camera with Night Vision and PIR Motion Detection, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump remarked that "ISIS happened a number of years ago in a vacuum." The term "vacuum" was most likely a slur on the current administration's foreign policy; however, if we understand it as a reference to the lack of governance in areas of the Middle East then the statement is not entirely untrue. In fact, ISIS and Al Qaeda's efforts to present themselves as quasi-governments capable of social welfare provision draws our attention to a phenomenon that probably deserves more attention than it receives: the use of social welfare provision by radical Islamist groups as a means of consolidating political control.Read More