Dr Dimitris BOURIS, Research Fellow at the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the Natolin (Warsaw) campus of the College of Europe, has just published an article in Mediterranean Politics entitled "The Vicious Cycle of Building and Destroying: the 2014 War on Gaza".
The article focuses on the summer 2014 war on Gaza, which was the third in the last six years and was in many ways the most devastating one. The author argues that while the triggers to this war were the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers and the subsequent kidnapping and burning alive of a Palestinian teenager, the real reasons can be traced back to the international community's failed and myopic policies towards Gaza.
Finally, the article argues that by adopting the "West Bank first" strategy the international community has failed to blow some fresh air into what is left of the so-called Middle East Peace Process and has acted as the abettor of the recent war.
The full article can be accessed here.