Create a 9 pages page paper that discusses why have there been so many wars in the middle east since 1945. Some other studies overtime have identified reasons like ethnic dominance and regime type matters. Still, others are of the opinion that the conflicts in the Middle East can directly be linked to civil war. Regarding the wars in the Middle East, one can infer that it is the intervention of the western powers, ethnicity, deterioration of economic conditions and the lack of democracy and the civil wars are the main causes for wars and conflicts in the Middle East region. This is study aims to explore the real reasons concerning the wars in the Middle East since 1945.
Western influence in the Middle East is crystal clear while going through the history of conflicts in the Middle East since 1945. The colonial powers like the U.S, Soviet Union, Britain, and France have exerted their authority in the struggles among Arabs and Israelis. Another predominant influence can be seen in the Israel-Palestine conflict in the Middle East. The Middle East was an extension of the Cold War theatre between the USSR and the USA for four decades (Beverly Milton and Peter Hinchcliffe, 2008 p.36). This cold war caused the growth and rise of conflicts in this region. The British and French invasion in the Middle East also had an unfavorable effect on the social and economic growth of the Middle East. The western powers divided this region into several sections so as to help them impose their own power. They divided this region in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth century (Ismael, 1986 P.42). As such, London, Paris, and other European capitals controlled international politics in the colonial Middle East. A report of BBC (3 May 2007) under the title, “When civil war spreads” says, “Independence did not come to most of the Middle East until after 1945 and was seldom accompanied by democracy (Israel being the exception). Instead, the multi-ethnic states of the region were ruled either by feudal monarchs or fascist strongmen.” Regarding the causes of conflicts in the Middle East, the partition of this region has exerted a significant role.