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Submitted by Alexandros (United Kingdom), Apr 26, 2012 at 08:03

In my opinion one of the main contemporary issues is that we refer to a Middle Eastern policy, there is not such a thing. There can't be any more foreign policy isolated in regions. For example the relations between Israel and Iran influence the relations among Russia, China, USA, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus and the rest of Europe, the rest of the Arabic countries in middle east and Africa. Even though the governments use a terminology that should belong to the past the relations are not regulated just by organisations or alliances or just between two countries, but are influenced by a network of other relations and the foreign policy has become much more complicated and globalised, even though globalisation and the new world order as George Bush had expressed it, has already collapsed or is in this final process of collapsing. From my point of view both are good things, because the best kind of globalisation for me is a country in central Asia to be able to influence a country in latin America without any of them being in danger to lose their main cultural characteristics. For how long this is going to go on is hard to say, but i am sure not for long, because the globalisation that wants to create people without any separate characteristics or in any case wants to have just a few cultural backgrounds is moving forward. Of course the effort of this "bad" globalisation is not coming from just one side. The new player that has emerged in this game is Islam.

Now this is the big issue of the global politics and this is a mistake that belongs completely to the United States. US government has been convinced from clearly propagandistic, but admittedly, well written books, that Islam is going to be the force that is going to keep the American power over the Eurasia. Completely un-historic books, that bear great historic falsifications or beautifications and dangerous ideas well hidden behind beautiful and popular words, like Democracy and targets that are supposed to be in favour of American interests, have managed to convince the Americans that Islam is the idea that will keep the US empire going, has convinced them that the Orthodox of Eurasia are working for Russia and the Catholics of Eurasia for Germany or pretty much so anyway and that Israel is a bit of a pain "because nobody likes them anyway" so what it remains is a democratic Islam.

I am not against religion in general, i am a kind of religious person myself, but Islam is what Roman Church used to be in the dark ages, there is no separation between politics and religion in Islam, this means that there can not be a Democratic Islam, unless something happens and this separation becomes clear, but how can something like this happen, when the only parts of those Islamic societies, which know how to do it are their Christian minorities and the Islamic states have decided to erase any Christian from "their" lands?

I really want to write so much on this matter, so many aspects that must be considered and a big danger that the West World is either unable to see because of financial problems or because of possible profit opportunities. In general there is no vision in the west societies and very strong signs of decadence.

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Problem of conflict between Palestine and Israel [165 words]Sennari MasuyaJan 26, 2013 06:52202804
Akp is an islamist Party and a bunch of liars [1 words]ALPERJul 27, 2012 10:46197470
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3Predicting Middle Eastern Politics. Truth is so important for man. [204 words]AnneApr 16, 2012 08:56195114
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