To follow up on the last post about Israel – Mr Netanyahu, as expected, won the election – but not entirely as expected – as he came out more weakened and reliant on other parties than ever before. Continue reading
With the help of election translation services pollsters suggest Benjamin Netanyahu will comfortably win next weeks elections on Tuesday. He promised no Jewish settlements in the West Bank will be removed if he wins – the failure to remove these settlements could prove problematic for the Israeli and Palestinian peace making process as it is both a sensitive geographical area and a prerequisite for Palestinian cooperation. Continue reading
As everybody knows, classical methods of democratization as soft powers (conditionality, incentives, and economic sanctions) were never used in this area. According to the author, the widespread idea that the exportation of democratic values is the only way to fight Arab authoritarian regimes, is less convincing than the one of the auto-democratization; although according to some sceptics who are experts in the plotting theory, the American administration, Israel and their secret services (who are the real inciters of the Arab spring) are reconfiguring the MENA region. Continue reading
Where Does it End?
The unrest that can be seen to have originated in the Middle East, most notably this year, has evidently been felt in many other far away corners of the globe. The consequences of the various uprisings which took place across the Middle East, which all came to be labelled as the Arab Spring, are still very much being felt today. Radicalised terrorists with strong ties to the Middle East have quite noticeably been causing unrest in many other nations. Although the Arab Spring will go down in history as a series of incidents with no particular group or figurehead to hold entirely responsible, it goes without saying that the rest of the world watched in anticipation, choosing sides and exchanging heated opinions in relation to blame. Continue reading