Author: David Charlwood

David Charlwood

David Charlwood obtained a First Class Honours Degree in history from Royal Holloway, University of London, and has worked as a writer and international journalist since 2012. His research into British relations with the Arabs during the First World War has been published in the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.

Israel, British Foreign Policy and the Balfour Declaration—Part Two

By David Charlwood Thursday, November 2, 2017

Editor’s Note: The Balfour Declaration was signed 100 years ago on 2 November 1917. The following article is the second…


Israel, British Foreign Policy and the Balfour Declaration: Part One

By David Charlwood Monday, September 4, 2017

What is Britain’s foreign policy approach to the Middle East? How has it altered since the First World War and the Balfour Declaration? We take a look.


The Legacy of Masada: How Jewish Resistance Has Shaped Israeli Military Policy

By David Charlwood Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Masada is ingrained in the Israeli psyche as an ancient symbol for the defiance of the modern state that rose from the ashes of the Holocaust.


The First Two-State Solution: Could the 1947 Partition Plan Have Ever Succeeded?

By David Charlwood Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The 1947 Partition Plan was supposed to leave behind Jewish and Arab states that would coexist side by side. Instead, there was war.

Resolution 242

What Caused U.N. Resolution 242 to Fail?

By David Charlwood Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Resolution 242 was the United Nations’ plan for peace between Israel and the Arab world. But now, nearly 50 years later, why is peace still out of reach?


Thankfulness and Cautious Hope: Nimrud and Mosul After One Year

By David Charlwood Thursday, November 24, 2016

One year ago, listening to music was banned in Mosul and Nimrod. Today, church bells ring out unchallenged on the plains of Northern Iraq.