What conflicts are rocking the Middle East?

International Nov 20, 2020

After the World War-2 the powers of imperialism and the powers of progress that resulted from the aggressive actions of the imperialist powers and international Zionism against the national liberation movement of the people of the Arab East.

How many conflicts are there in the middle east?
1. Israeli/Palestinian Conflict- Throughout time Israel has been occupied by various rulers. It is considered a holy site by both the Jews and the Arabs, Jerusalem is considered sacred to both parties.  Tensions between Jews and Arab Muslims have existed for many centuries dating back to ancient times. But when Israel became an official state in 1948. Conflict ensued almost immediately as backlash by the Arabs.  The battle for who rightful land Israel is has been the backbone for much of the fighting that still goes on today.
Israel is dominated by the Jews with Palestinians not technically owning any land.

The Syrian Civil War-  is an ongoing multi-sided civil war in Syria fought between the Ba'athist Syrian Arab Republic led by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, along with domestic and foreign allies, and various domestic and foreign forces opposing both the Syrian government and each other in varying combinations and it's still going on.

The Battle Against ISIS- or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a Sunni terror group that has owned large areas in Iraq and Syria over the last seven years.    Between 2011 and 2017 ISIS reeked havoc throughout the Middle East and the world.  In 2014, after ISIS took control of Mosul, Iraq's second biggest city, the groups leader declared his territory a "caliphate" which means that he was declaring that ISIS was now an official state the all Muslims must abide by. The Iraqi government with much help from the Kurds and US air strikes declared victory over ISIS in late 2017 and the extremist group now has only about 4% of the land it had at its height.  ISIS however, has not been defeated and is now in a regrouping stage and the question becomes how to keep them from re-emerging.

The Middle Eastern Cold War- The Iran–Saudi Arabia proxy conflict, sometimes also referred to as the Middle Eastern Cold War, is the ongoing struggle for influence in the Middle East and surrounding regions between the of Iran and the Saudi Arabia. The conflict is waged on multiple levels over geopolitical, economic, and sectarian influence in pursuit of regional hegemony.
American support for Saudi Arabia and its allies such as Russian and Chinese support for Iran and its allies have drawn comparisons to the dynamics of the Cold War era.

These are some of the major issues faced by the Nations of the Middle East. These are very serious matter that needs complex and analytical solutions, but its a quite strenuous process and it would take a lot of time to resolve these issues.

This article has been written by Yashovardhan Tiwary for The Paradigm

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