The Oslo Accords

The Oslo Accords

General introduction about the Oslo Accords:  The Oslo Accords marked a significant milestone in the endeavour for peace in the Israel-Palestine conflict. The accords consisted of two agreements ratified by the Israeli administration and the PLO, whose primary objective was to ensure the establishment of a Palestinian State. The first accord was signed in Washington [...]

A century of conflict without resolution (Part 3)

A century of conflict without resolution (Part 3)

In the year 1948, Israel declared independence and was recognised as a member of the UN. The declaration of the creation of Israel, however, triggered a strong response in the five neighbouring Arab states of Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon, who moved in to occupy the former Mandatory Palestine region. This came to be [...]

The Balfour Declaration – “The Pandora’s Box” of the Middle East (Part 1 of the Israel-Palestine conflict)

The Balfour Declaration – “The Pandora’s Box” of the Middle East (Part 1 of the Israel-Palestine conflict)

The Israel-Palestine conflict has been an ongoing conflict for several decades. To fully understand the conflict, however, its significance from pre-biblical times must be considered.  A majority of the knowledge about ancient Israel is sourced from the Bible. The founder of the region of Israel was Abraham, a Biblical figure who is considered the “Father [...]

The League of Nations: The precursor to the UN

The League of Nations: The precursor to the UN

The League of Nations was an ambitious yet unsuccessful endeavour of the twentieth century that laid the foundation and idea of an unbiased international organisation to maintain diplomatic relations around the world; it is to this day considered the “forerunner to the United Nations”. The first of its kind, the League of Nations was an [...]

The Bengal Famine- The lesser known story

The long lines of people waiting for food India post colonisation and the legacy the Raj left behind will remain etched in the aeons of history. Stories of atrocities, human rights violations and the oppression by the Raj have been continually retold. One such atrocity that the British to this day continue to be condemned [...]

The Sepoy Mutiny and how it changed the British Administrative strategy during the Raj

A painting of the Sepoy Mutiny “The Sepoy Mutiny also known as the Mutiny of 1857 was a widespread but unsuccessful rebellion against British rule in India. It began in Meerut among Indian troops in the service of the British East India Company”. While this mutiny is known as India’s First War of Independence and [...]