Conflicts and tension c1990-2009

Conflicts and tension c1990-2009


  • Background
  • Oslo Peace Process
  • Second Intifada
  • Hamas and the Gaza Strip

The 1990 Gulf War

  • reasons for the war
  • attitudes of Bush and Thatcher
  • UN actions against the Hussein regime
  • US influence in the Arabian peninsula
  • Consequences of the war


  • Aims of Al-Qaeda
  • Osama bin Laden
  • 9/11 Attacks
  • War on Terror

War in Afghanistan

  • Background
  • Taliban
  • Offensives against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan
  • The Karzai government

The Iraq War

  • Regimes attitude to and treatment of Kurds and Shia Muslims
  • International opinion and attitude towards Hussein
  • Weapons inspectors and Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Invasion of Iraq
  • Downfall of Saddam Hussein
  • Occupation of Iraq: impact on Iraqi people
  • Occupation of Iraq: global political attitudes
Arab Israeli Conflict  
HomepageThe Middle Eastern ProblemSuez Crisis
Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)