If and when the member states of the “Gulf Cooperation Council” form a single currency, what political benefits and/ or drawbacks could occur and how will international relations with the Middle East be affected?
This essay will seek to argue that if and when the member states of the “Gulf Cooperation Council” (GCC) form a single currency any advantages may seem to exceed any disadvantages but that the actual overall impact of the currency’s creation for wider international relations with the Middle East will prove to be somewhat limited. […]
The change from a feudal society to one based largely upon trade and commerce was one of the most striking developments in world history. Capitalism, in the sense purely of buying and selling for profit was as old as humanity; Adam Smith considers it to be the most basic and natural of human impulses (Smith […]
What are the main milestones in the emergence of the Palestinian problem and the Arab-Israeli conflict?
Since the inception of the state of Israel in 1948, the Arab-Israeli conflict has dominated the political landscape of the Middle East. More specifically, the Palestinian-Israeli dispute has taken centre stage as the paramount problem facing not only parties in the region, but the international community itself. This essay seeks to explore in more depth, […]
The phrase ‘Clash of Civilisations’ was first used by Samuel Huntington to describe the condition of the relationship between the West and the Muslim world. In this essay Samuel Huntington’s claim that a ‘Clash of Civilizations’ between the West and Islam would be the future of world politics after the Cold War will be assessed. […]
Illustrate your essay with specific examples. Following the First World War, a wave of liberal thought swept over the Western world. Led by the crusading US president Woodrow Wilson, the political will existed and was harnessed to attempt to produce a world where the carnage of the Great War would never be repeated. They would […]