The Task is to write a 2500 word essay on one of the following questions, I have also uploaded a file of the questions. The reason I haven’t picked a question is that I want you to pick one of the questions which you think you will find interesting and therefore write a much more passionate essay. Once you pick the question, could you just let me know which one it was so I can also prepare myself and also send some relevant reading over which could help you write the best possible essay, Personally, I was thinking questions 3 & 5 are interesting, question 3 clearly on supporting the side of the Palestinians and blaming the lack of peace on the Israelis,but let me know what question you think is best.
1. Assess the claim that the colonial policies of Britain and France were responsible for the unstable states that exist today in the Middle East and North Africa.
2. Discuss and compare the ideological trends of Arabism and Islamism, and assess which has been the most successful in the MENA region and why.
3. While some observers argue that ‘Palestinian terrorism’ is responsible for the lack of peace between Israelis and Palestinians, others identify the ‘Israeli occupation’ as the primary cause. Assess both claims 3/18/2019 Writers Hub – Freelance Writing https://www.writershub.org/writer/orders/388800#instructions 4/5 carefully, giving weight to evidence for both. 4. What are the main reasons for the antagonism between Saudi Arabia and Iran; how are these being enacted within the broader region, and what are the implications for regional stability? 5. How has oil influenced political development in the MENA region? 6. Some theorists have argued that ‘democracy is an antidote to terrorism’. Assess this claim with reference to recent events in the MENA region 7. Is the concept of human rights a universal concept? Or is it culturally determined? Is the ‘Islamic’ concept of human rights the same as the ‘Western’?