O livro Pobre nação: as guerras do Líbano no século XX, do jornalista britânico Robert Fisk, oferece um importante referencial àqueles que se interessam pela história recente do Oriente Médio e, especificamente, pela do Líbano. Por si sós, estes seriam bons motivos para a publicação do livro, não fosse também a particularidade brasileira: o Brasil possui uma importante comunidade de origem libanesa.
Tagged: War & Conflict
Despite the sparse knowledge of the Brazilian population on the issue of refugees, the question of war is always present. It will astonish no one to say that we live in an era of generalised conflict around the world. In contrast to the two Great Wars of the last century, in which blocs of countries confronted each other generating mass displacements of populations, today we see numerous conflicts scattered all over the globe.
The current search for new trading partners in unexpected geographic areas demonstrates the extent to which Brazil has changed its foreign policy the last few years. With an agenda that has focused primarily on global business performance, the Middle East has emerged as a key area for Brazilians who want to expand the consumer market of their companies.
The rise in oil prices caused by the impasse between Western powers and Iran due to the latter’s nuclear programme has been a cause for concern not just for the European and North American markets, but also for economies that are currently less vulnerable, such as the Brazilian economy, for which the two oil crises of the 1970s had catastrophic consequences.