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ORGS #75. WHY WORK TOGETHER: CULTURECultural identity- binds supernationalist organizations togetheroMost of them are unsuccessful3 major supernationalist organizations based on cultureoArab LeagueoOrganization of American StatesoAfrican UnionArab LeagueoLeague of Arab statesoRegional org, based on Arab-nessoArab is an ethnicity (language, too)- common historic background & religiono1945- Arab League createdoOriginal membersEgyptIraqJordan LebanonSaudi ArabiaSyria YemenIn center of middle east, on Arabian peninsula oNow expanded to include 22 Arab members & 4 observer states oMain goal: “draw closer in the relations btwn member states and coordinate collaboration between them to safeguard independence and sovereignty”
Mocked sounds nice, but has accomplished little to nothing in last 65 yearsGets together once a year & usually fight oLybia quit Arab league under Lybian leader Muammar Gaddafi joined African Union o