Accession Number : ADA138436

Title :   Subnational Conflict in the Mediterranean Region,


Personal Author(s) : Jenkins,B M

PDF Url : ADA138436

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Almost since the beginning of Western civilization, the Mediterranean Sea has been a theater of conflict, a boulevard for battleships and invading armies, a moat between great empires, diverse cultures, religions, and political systems. What the nations of the Mediterranean have in common, besides a shoreline, is 25 centuries of warfare-warfare between the Romans and the Carthaginians, between Moslems and Christians, between the corsairs of the Barbary Coast and the merchant fleets on the European kingdoms, between the weaker non-European countries and the colonial powers, between revolutionary regimes in North Africa and the Middle East and the industrial nations of Western Europe. The Mediterranean continues to be an arena of international and internal conflict. This meeting on interdependence and security in the Mediterranean takes place as Syrian and Israeli troops still occupy Lebanon, and only a week after French Legionnaires, Italian Bersaglieri, and American Marines covered the withdrawal of the Palestine Liberation Organization from Beirut.

Descriptors :   *Conflict, *Terrorism, Warfare, Mediterranean Sea, Regions, History

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE