Middle East

Another crisis in the Holy Land
Israel, Middle East, Palestine

Another crisis in the Holy Land

After weeks of escalating tensions, the most serious crisis involving Israelis and Palestinians is underway, since 2014. The world is following the press and the internet on the pyrotechnics of scenes of rocket explosions launched by Hamas against various Israeli cities and of the Israeli Defense Forces air and artillery bombings on the Gaza Strip.. Civilian casualties can now be counted in the hundreds. In addition to actions in the military field, the dispute for winning support, sympathies or allies is fought with ferocity, through, and people who observe from afar see themselves in the crossfire of the war of narratives, exposed who are undergoing serious analysis, but also pure advertising, often unable to differentiate one from the other. The bag...
Tensions between France and Turkey make it harder for Turks to enter the European Union
Europe, France, International Organizations, Middle East, Turkey, European Union

Tensions between France and Turkey make it harder for Turks to enter the European Union

Presidentes Tayyip Erdogan (Turkey) and Emmanuel Macron (France) In March 2021, the current president of France, Emmanuel Macron, warned against Turkish interference in the French elections of 2022 during an interview for France television channel 5. In the interview, claimed that Turkey disseminated the state's lie policies through the media. In 2018, Macron had already closed the doors of the European Union to the entry of Turkey for the next few years, a process that started some time ago 57 years, and proposed, as an alternative, a partnership. The Turkish Head of State, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, lamented the posture of the Europeans in blocking the entry of their country into the bloc, holding that there is no other country in the same position as Turkey, of suffering retaliation for possible interference, on...
Istanbul Convention: what does leaving Turkey mean?
Middle East, Turkey

Istanbul Convention: what does leaving Turkey mean?

In 2020 there was an increase in discussions about the possible withdrawal of Turkey from the Istanbul Convention, which only occurred at the beginning of 2021. This human rights agreement was made by the European Council in 2011 to combat and prevent violence against women and domestic violence based on government measures based on prevention, protection, criminal procedure and policy alignment between signatories. The decision revolted the country's women, once, according to the Turkish feminist group “We will end femicide”, only in march, 47 women were killed in turkey. The current president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, signed the treaty in 2011 while he was prime minister of the country, Yet, on March 20, 2021, Erdoğan anunciou a saída da Turquia da Conv...
The geopolitical board: EUA x RPC < Middle East
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, Middle East

The geopolitical board: EUA x RPC < Oriente Médio

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2016 (AP Photo / Ebrahim Noroozi). The article that Estadão published on the day 28/03 - “China will invest US $ in Iran 400 bi in exchange for oil ”- raises another important theme in the dispute between Chinese and Americans for world hegemony. This time the Middle East is the focus, particularly sensitive region of the planet, as we know. According to the article, the agreement that was signed by the Chinese Chancellor, Wang Yi, and its Iranian counterpart, Javad zarif, during Wang’s recent visit to Tehran, provides for Chinese investments in “a dozen sectors, including banks, telecommunications, ports, railways, health and information technology ... China has agreed to invest US $ 400 billion (R$ 2,3 trillions) no Irã du ...
The foreign policy challenges of the Joe Biden Government
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, Yemen, India, Will, Middle East

The foreign policy challenges of the Joe Biden Government

US President Joe Biden Upon completing his first month in office, President Joe Biden faces several challenges in international politics. The management of these challenges begins to reveal the new directions of the American foreign policy. Coping with the multiple issues surrounding the US / China relationship is challenged by the incredible complexity of the issues, in addition to the lack of consensus in the government and the Democratic Party on what should be the focus of the US relationship with the Asian giant. There is a majority that defends the end of permanent political confrontation and the effort to disassociate economies (decoupling, in English term), position held by powerful economic groups that maintain huge interests in China. At the same time, many members of the Dem party ...
Protests or revolution? The birth of a new Lebanon
Cyprus, Lebanon, Middle East

Protests or revolution? The birth of a new Lebanon

Author: Leticia Fadlallah Western media portrayed the reason for the wave of protests that have been taking place in Lebanon since 17 October 2019 until the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, as a reaction to the imposition of a new tax on WhatsApp app voice calls, an error, because this is not the main reason why the Lebanese have called it a revolution. The real reasons behind the population's outrage, comes from an economic stagnation and political crisis that, years ago, unworthy the population. Before the pandemic, the country suffered from the lack of garbage collection because, according to the government, did not have enough financial resources to pay for the garbage trucks, which generated amounts of waste on the Lebanese streets. The tariff for voice calls was only the trigger for this true place..
Greece vs Turkey
Cyprus, Europe, Greece, Middle East, Turkey

Greece vs Turkey

Autora Maria Thereza Gordinho O Chipre é dominado pela disputa étnica entre os turcos e gregos que residem na ilha. After a period of conflict, the European Union created the “green line” between the two countries, a “barrier” between the two countries, separating the south, Greek Cypriot, member of the European Union, and internationally recognized, From north, Turkish Cypriot. However,, the issue that causes conflict between the two countries today, is the dispute over natural gas. Turkey wants maritime borders to be revised. Therefore, this issue crossed the borders of the island, involving, currently, world powers and international organizations. In 1974, Turkey invaded the northern Cypriot and, hoje em dia essa região é reconhecida internacionalmente como República Turca do Chipr...
Changes in Middle Eastern Geopolitics
Africa, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Will, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Middle East, Palestine

Changes in Middle Eastern Geopolitics

Arabs and Israelis have gone to war several times since 1948, year of Israel's creation. The recurrence of armed conflicts and the so-called Palestinian Question maintained the rivalry between them as the main geopolitical issue in the Middle East in the second half of the century 20 and at the beginning of this century 21. However, Recent events indicate that this situation is beginning to change. Within about a month, in agreements brokered by the US government, who were baptized “Abraham's Accords”, the governments of Israel, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have signed treaties to normalize diplomatic relations between the two Arab countries and Israel. The two nations came together, in this way, to the group that until then was composed of only two other countries: Egypt and Jordan ...
THE (Of)Case of two refugees: a humanitarian and European issue.
Germany, Europe, Greece, Hungary, Middle East, Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden

THE (Of)Case of two refugees: a humanitarian and European issue.

Fire in Moria refugee camp, in Greece. (ANSA photo) Authors: Ana Reis and Otávio Rauen In day 09 of September, a fire on the Greek island of Lesbos, no Moria Refugee Camp, prompted the mass relocation of 13.000 people mostly from conflict zones in the Middle East. The incident started after a protest in the field generated by the strict quarantine imposed after the detection of cases of COVID-19 (The country, 2020). After this, in 16 of September, six young Afghans under the age of 20 years were accused by the Greek authorities for being involved in the event (Estadão, 2020). Humanitarian conditions within the Moria camp were extremely precarious: over crowded, unhealthy, lack of water, absence of basic sanitation and other factors ...
Lebanon tragedy
Israel, Lebanon, Middle East

Lebanon tragedy

Photo of the port of Beirut after the explosion 5/8/2020 (AP Photo / Hussein Malla) The violent explosion in the port of Beirut caused more than two hundred deaths and thousands of injuries. The region around the port was completely destroyed, but the effects of the shock wave wreaked havoc even tens of kilometers from the epicenter. After a moment of perplexity by the seriousness of what happened, the city was filled with protests in which the population, enraged at the authorities, accused of negligence, demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Hassan Diab, what ended up happening on the last day 10 of August, only 6 days after the tragedy. The population's fury is explained. After all, everything indicates that the cause of the explosion was the combustion of 2.750 ton of ammonium nitrate, store ...