Who are the peoples and nations with a stake in the conflict What are the concerns or objections of all sides of the conflict Do you believe that the Kurds are deserving of their own nation-state Or is it simply a fact of life that Kurds will remain a minority in every country they occupy, whether, Turkey, or Iraq, or elsewhere Feel free to consult and cite other sources in addition to the text as you compose your answer.
4. Discuss the rise of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. What are bin Laden's key issues What attacks or attempted attacks have been linked to Al-Qaeda (include the years) How should America's go about combating bin Laden and Al-Qaeda Or, if you prefer, should we make peace somehow with that organization
5. As you consider everything you have learned about international terrorism, in your opinion what are the most important facts or elements of the material that can be instructive for American foreign policy or counterterrorism efforts Is there anything you have learned or have come to believe (about threats, opportunities, etc) through this course which you sense is not taken seriously enough or even considered by government officials What would characterize your approach to terrorism if you were in a position to advise the President or other high-ranking government officials
The main reason for the violence in the Middle East is the issue between Israel and the...
Every other issue cited as a possible reasons, such as the power struggle among Arab states and the growing clamor for an Islamic state, contain the same deep-rooted cultural biases (White, 2006).
The Palestinians and Jews claimed the same piece of land at different times in their history. Thus, generations of these people have felt bound by the duty to care for their heritage. Like other nations, they equate honor with the justice principle of claiming what they consider to be rightfully theirs. The problem is that in their efforts throughout history to exercise honor and seek justice, much bad blood has been spilled, and that instead of making them realize the futility of fighting over real estate, the blood that has been shed only serve to continue driving both nations to engage each other in an escalating and never-ending quest that they mistakenly hope would lead to peace.
Peace would continue to be elusive in the Middle East because of poor political leadership, not only in the Middle Eastern countries but also in the superpower nations, and because of poor education as regards acceptable modes of behavior as a member of a community of nations where people need to respect each other's human rights, but also as regards the virtues of liberty and democracy. When these defects of poor political leadership and education occur in the majority of developed and developing countries, terrorism will continue to have a fertile base on which to thrive.
Co-existing in peace and with respect, even among Muslims and Jews, believers and non-believers, is possible provided the people are happy and contented to live together in peace. After all, the same troubles such as petty crimes and land-grabbing are common even among people of the same ethnic