The Middle East

The Middle East section of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation includes the Israel-Palestine question, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Yemen.

Countries with GCCT members:

1) Iraq

The US-led invasion of 2003, and the subsequent overthrow of Saddam Hussein, fuelled a violent insurgency that has sharpened ethnic, tribal and sectarian divisions. Read more…

 

2) Israel

Though the Israel-Palestine dispute is regard by many as one of the most intractable, it has also given rise to many important examples of conflict transformation. Read more…

 

3) Lebanon

Lebanon’s religious and ethnic complexity, and challenging regional environment, have often proved a source of violence; from its own fifteen year-long civil war to Israel’s 2006 attack on Hezbollah. Read more…

 

4) Palestine

Though the Israel-Palestine dispute is regard by many as one of the most intractable, it has also given rise to many important examples of conflict transformation. Read more…

 

5) Syria

The ongoing civil war in Syria – the origins of which can be traced back to 2011 and the Arab Spring – has lead to 100,000 deaths and over two million refugees, with the very existence of the country brought into question. Read more…

 

6) Yemen

After the unification of north and south Yemen in 1990, the country has continued to suffer from internal conflict – including the 1994 civil war – that is manifested in armed insurgency and acts of terrorism. Read more…

 

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