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Evaluating agreement and disagreement between the U.S. and Middle East countries in the UN General Assembly. (English)
J. Recreat. Math. 38, No. 2, 87-94 (2014).
From the text: How has conflict in the Middle East influenced political alignment with the United States in voting in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly? In this article, the voting records of five countries-the United States, Israel, Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan-are examined for each of twenty sessions of the UN General Assembly from 1991 through 2010. U.S. involvement in conflicts in Iraq and in Afghanistan has influenced how these two countries regard the United States (and Israel) and their relationship with each other as well as with their common neighbor Iran. These feelings might have influenced voting behavior on an array of world issues raised in the UN General Assembly. Have ties become stronger among Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran over the period 1991 through 2010? Or, have they remained about the same? Obviously, the same questions could be asked of the United States and Israel. Between 1991 (the 46th session) and 2010 (the 65th session), a total of 1435 UN General Assembly resolutions were adopted by vote. For the five countries, there are ten possible combinations taken two at a time. And, for each combination, namely, a different pair of countries, one could evaluate agreement or disagreement between them.
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