Category Archives: Middle East

Barriers Up: Schengen On The Brink?

Schengen Suspense? Recently there have been a number of talks in the European Union about the possibility of suspending the Schengen agreement that allows freedom of movement between national states. The immigration crisis has led to the talks which are … Continue reading

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Strategic Geography & Extreme Hurricane

Strategic Geography An article at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) considers the ISIS strategy. The Institute for the Study of War is a Washington based think tank. ISIS have taken over parts of Syria and Iraq and … Continue reading

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Palm Jumeirah: The Largest Man-Made Island

Palm Jumeirah Palm Jumeirah, located in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has the claim of being the world’s largest reclaimed island. The island represents a giant palm tree and is vast. Claimed to be the “eighth wonder of … Continue reading

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Lampedusa: The Migration Island

Lampedusa is the southernmost island of Sicily, Italy and is the largest in the Pelagie group of Islands. The island is the largest in the group. It is situated in the Mediterranean Sea and is 3 kilometres wide by 12 … Continue reading

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June News: Conflict Tourism, Magnetic Mapping and more

Conflict Tourism There has been a recent increase in the so-called conflict tourists. This is where individuals, usually young Muslim men, go to a foreign country to take part in a local conflict. There has been a rise in westerners … Continue reading

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Arab Spring becomes Arab Winter

The spring has seen revolutions started through out the Middle East. Starting with Tunisia and then spreading to other nations including Libya, Egypt, Bahrain and Syria. There have been some improvements and also counter-revolutions, notably in Egypt for example. Egypt … Continue reading

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