Security directors from a number of north and east african countries have been discussing the issues raised by the continued flow across their borders of immigrants seeking to reach europe. Across the middle east and africa climate change, according to climatologists at the us department of defense-funded strauss center project on climate change and african political stability in. The near east region remained a primary theater for terrorist activity in 2014, with the islamic state in iraq and the levant (isil) exploiting and exacerbating the ongoing conflict in syria and instability in iraq to seize contiguous territory in western iraq and eastern syria for a self-declared islamic caliphate. Undocumented immigration resonates more strongly with some as an issue of national security opponents of immigration reform claim that illegal immigration, especially through the us mexican border, is a gateway to potential criminal activity and go so far as to connect immigration with terrorism. Far too much of the current us debate over immigration and terrorism is focused on fear, rather than on an effort to understand the forces driving unrest and extremism in islam and the middle east and north africa (mena) region, or on the data available on the trends involved.
Us involvement in the middle east has also been seen as a critical issue the us and west's interests in the wider region has generally been due to oil israel and palestinian territories do not have oil themselves, but are surrounded by states that do. Political scientists and orientalists in the west who think that the nuclearization of the middle east is containable, and not an existential threat to them, are making a serious mistake. Is the middle east itself really the root of the terrorism problem for the west certainly, as european and american history shows, terrorism as a whole is not a middle eastern invention. Every year, the migration information source compiles the top 10 migration issues of the year, assessing key developments globally regarding immigration developments, policies, and trends visit our top 10 library today to check out the top migration developments of the year from 2005 onward.
Iraq has the fifth largest oil reserves in the world and third highest in the middle east after saudi arabia and iran its daily production was forecast to be approximately 34 million barrels per. Middle east & north africa pledges to take extraordinary actions to curb illegal immigration and prevent terrorism, including controversial plans to build out the border wall with mexico. In the wake of the sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the us, the threat of militant islamic terrorism -- rooted in the middle east and south asia -- has taken center stage.
(1) iran's support for terrorism in the middle east wednesday, july 25, 2012 us senate, subcommittee on near eastern and south and central asian affairs, committee on foreign relations. The common stereotype of the middle eastern, muslim-born terrorist is not just lazy and inaccurate, but easy fodder for the anti-immigrant, anti-islam far right. Unmasking the middle east: examining the political, religious and ethnic relationships among middle eastern countries in this new york times lesson, students explore many of the countries in the middle east, developing research-based posters and a spider web illustrating the relationships among the countries. Migrants sit on their belongings in the back of a truck as it is driven through a dusty road in the desert town of agadez, niger, on may 25, 2015.
The oslo diplomatic process is the starkest strategic blunder in israel's history and one of the worst calamities ever to have afflicted israelis and palestinians. The middle east quarterly, founded in 1994, has become america's most authoritative journal of middle eastern affairs policymakers, opinion-makers, academics, and journalists turn first to the quarterly, for in-depth analysis of the rapidly-changing landscape of the world's most volatile region. War in iraq, abductions in nigeria, armed attacks in somalia - dw takes a look at eight radical terrorist groups like is, boko haram and al-shabab wreaking havoc in north africa and the middle east.
Risks and instability in the middle east and north africa in 2016 january 14, 2016 there is no easy way to provide an overview of all of the risks and issues that will shape the stability of the middle east and north africa (mena) in 2016. The next us president will confront a deeply unsettled world, from a middle east in turmoil to a europe struggling to contain an outbreak of terror attacks. The spread of isis across the middle east has already had a significant impact on europe unrest has forced record numbers of people to flee the fighting in syria and iraq and embark on dangerous. Christian and muslim arab immigrants from the middle east and north africa, initially drawn to the united states by economic opportunities, have both assimilated into and remained distinct f.
Today the tragedy and violence of the middle east have spilled from its banks, with nearly a million syrians and iraqis flooding into europe to escape the wars in their homelands, and terrorist. The centre of un activity in the middle east is beirut, lebanon, home to the economic and social commision for western asia in addition to escwa, there are also un political offices in the middle. The round table discussion on ethiopians migrant human rights issues was held on december 6, 2014, of the state office building in new york city the discussion was organized by the humanitarian organization for ethiopians in need of ny & nj and the ethiopian community mutual assistance association.