Badeau, John S.
January 1958
Foreign Affairs;Jan1958, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p232
Academic Journal
The author of this article highlights the significant points on the political events in the Middle East. What appear to be basic issues from the standpoint of the U.S. may be far from basic from the standpoint of the Middle East. There is therefore a sharp clash in the priorities with which the two sides approach political situations. For example, there has been a good deal of interest in the application of international law to the free use of the Suez Canal and freedom of navigation in the Gulf of Aqaba. Although international law represents largely the practice of the Western world in its diplomatic relationships, the fact is that the Muslim world in medieval times developed its own international law and had its own principles of diplomacy. So the author examines the basic issues, or priorities, first as the West sees them, and then as he believes the East sees them, in order to find the points where there are differences and similarities.


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