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Jimmy Carter served as the 39th US President from 1977 to 1981. Some of the key foreign policy events of his time include the Panama Canal treaty, the Camp David Peace Accords between Israel and Egypt, the recognition of China and the Iran Hostage crisis. In his capacity as the President, many people describe him […]

T.E Lawrence (The Lawrence of Arabia) and the Arab Revolt

This British strategy of colonial divide and rule reached its peak in the Middle East during and after the First World War. During the War Britain appealed to the Arabs in the Middle East to join it in overthrowing Ottoman rule of their territories. But where does T.E Lawrence, better known as, “The Lawrence of […]

The Geopolitical Significance of Afghanistan

Afghanistan is the world’s 42nd-largest country and has an area of 250,000 square miles. Throughout its history, Afghanistan has been subject to intervention by external powers. Afghanistan is a land-locked region. It borders with China, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran and Tajikistan. The northern and southern portion of Afghanistan is divided by the massive Hindu Kush […]

The 1953 Iranian CIA Coup Détat

Western firms had for decades controlled the region’s oil wealth, whether Arabian-American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia, or the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company in Iran. But in 1951, a fierce nationalist ruler, Mohammed Mossadegh came to prominence and began attacks on British oil companies operating in his country, calling for expropriation and nationalization of the oil […]

Baghdad and the Paper-Making Industry

Paper seems such an ordinary product today, but it has been fundemental to modern civilisation. 1,100 years ago people were manufacturing paper in Baghdad in Muslim Civilisation. It is believed that the secrets of Chinese paper making were passed on to the people of Baghdad around the year 751. Very quickly, the art of paper-making […]