Interactive Map of Middle East History & Warfare

Main20p1_1With the end of the Cold War and 9/11, the threat of rising from the sands of the Middle East has been the flash point of what Harvard's Samuel Huntington has termed the "Clash of Civilizations" between Islam and the West. The term "Middle East" was originally coined by American naval strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan in 1902. During this time the British and Russian Empires were vying for influence in Central Asia, a rivalry with the Persian Gulf as the strategic center of what would become known as The Great Game, which continues, tragically, to this day under a different banner.

The interactive Map of War below vividly illustrates the great march of imperial history and warfare in the region from ancient times from Egyptians, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Persians, Turks to the Europeans.

Interactive Middle East Map of War