Video – AFRAS, NDAW et Tunisie Skills conférence : Elections libyennes Conflits Algériens – Marocains et Transformations régionales

AFRAS, NDAW et Tunisie Skills conférence : Elections libyennes Conflits Algériens – Marocains et Transformations régionales.. Par Kamel Ben Younes

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AFRAS, NDAW and Tunisia Skills conférence : Libyan elections Algerian – Moroccan Conflicts and Regional transformations .. By Kamel Ben Younes

Will Tunisia, the countries of the Maghreb and the Sahel and Sahara region be entitled to a period of stability, economic recovery, sustainable development and democratization? This question was recently addressed by around thirty Tunisian, Maghreb and Euro-Mediterranean experts, during a conference-debate on the upcoming elections in Libya and the geostrategic effects of the new […]

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Reframing Vienna: What about Iran’s Side of the Story?

There’s a problem with the way Iran is being made out to be in terms of the revival of the Vienna Talks. This isn’t new, of course. It’s part of the anti-Iran narrative that’s been espoused since the Iranian Revolution, but ever since the end of the 6th round of talks, Iran has been portrayed […]

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Algeria, Tunisia and Libya pledge to continue efforts for Libyan elections to succeed

The foreign ministers also affirmed their support for unifying Libya’s institutions and withdrawing mercenaries and foreign fighters LONDON: The foreign ministers of Algeria, Tunisia and Libya on Monday affirmed their continuous support for the success of the upcoming Libyan elections and for mobilizing the necessary international support to preserve the security and stability of Libya […]

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Geopolitics, Profit, Poppies: How CIA Turned Afghanistan into a Failed Narco-State

The war in Afghanistan has looked a lot like the war on drugs in Latin America and previous colonial campaigns in Asia, with a rapid militarization of the area and the empowerment of pliant local elites. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a death knell to so many industries in Afghanistan. Charities and aid agencies have […]

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What Are Europe’s Capacities, Obstacles for Independence from US?

As deepening chill continues to upset the American-European relations, President Emmanuel Macron of France recently in an interview with The Economist newspaper emphasized on the need for NATO and Europe to engage in dialogue with Russia, warning that Europe needs to wake up and build itself as an autonomous geopolitical power as it teeters on […]

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Turkey’s Pursuit of Regional Hegemony

  If not for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Libyan Civil War would be at the forefront of 2020’s international headlines. The conflict has all the ingredients of a frontpage story: heavyweight state actors, lucrative natural resources, and strongman leaders. Russia and the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) involvement in the war should not come as a […]

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The world 9/11 created: What if the U.S. had not invaded Iraq?

This is the third installment in a short series from Today’s WorldView for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Sign up to get the rest of the newsletter free, including news from around the globe, interesting ideas and opinions to know, sent to your inbox every weekday. There’s a scene in the 2014 film […]

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Pakistani Ambassador: ‘Terrorism Is Our Concern as Much as It Is Your Concern’

Envoy says Washington and Islamabad now have a common interest in stopping the Taliban from exporting violence. By Michael Hirsh, a senior correspondent and deputy news editor at Foreign Policy. NEW: EMAIL ALERTS: FP subscribers can now receive alerts when new stories written by this author are published. Subscribe now | Sign in Asad Majeed Khan, Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington, speaks during […]

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Tunisia Probes Corruption Allegations against Ministers, MPs

Tunis – Kamel Ben Younes A former Tunisian prime minister, ministers, MPs and senior economic officials are facing charges of financial and administrative corruption after a non-governmental organization opened investigations against them. Among them are former Finance Minister Nizar Yaish and current Central Bank Marouane El Abassi, who are both candidates to the position of […]

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Algeria Fears Tunisia Becoming an ‘8th Emirate’ of the UAE .. By Sami Hamdi

When then Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali resolved to overthrow the ailing Habib Bourguiba in 1989, he made sure to inform Algiers and secure its backing beforehand. Hence, Ben Ali was able to avoid any regional fall-out or unnecessary tension with Tunisia’s most important (and powerful) regional neighbor and ally. When Rachid al-Ghannouchi’s […]

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Experts react: What’s next after Tunisian president’s parliamentary freeze? .. by Atlantic Council

On July 25, Tunisian President Kais Saied took drastic measures to bring “peace” to Tunisia and “save the state” from a political system that he claims is plagued by corruption and unfit to handle the current economic and health crises facing the country. President Saied invoked Article 80 of Tunisia’s constitution to sack Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and freeze parliament. By invoking Article […]

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Tunisian Officials under House Arrest over Corruption Suspicions

Tunis – Kamal Ben Younes Tunisian official judicial and security sources confirmed that the new Minister of Interior, Khaled Al Yahyaoui, recently issued decisions that placed former ministers, judges and public figures under house arrest for their suspected involvement in corruption and abuse of power. Among them are two senior judicial officials, Taieb Rached and […]

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Osman Ayfarah of Al Jazeera

QUESTION: Secretary Blinken, thank you for joining us. SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good to be with you. QUESTION: At the moment, all eyes are on Tunisia. We know you had a conversation with the Tunisian President Kais Saied. So what did you say to him, if I may ask? SECRETARY BLINKEN: Tunisia’s been a remarkable demonstration of democracy, and it’s really, […]

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Tunisia’s crisis tests Biden’s democracy agenda .. By Ishaan Tharoor

You’re reading an excerpt from the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Sign up to get the rest, including news from around the globe, interesting ideas and opinions to know, sent to your inbox every weekday. Since he took office, President Biden has repeatedly signaled that his administration would stand up for democracy and human rights. He cast […]

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Biden Acquits Moscow From Late Cyber Attacks

US President Joe Biden said, “we’re not certain” who is behind the attack. “The initial thinking was it was not the Russian government, but we’re not sure yet.” US President Joe Biden said on Saturday that “we’re not certain” who is behind the attack. “The initial thinking was it was not the Russian government but […]

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Russian Response to US “Sea Breeze” Maneuvers

Following the US exercise “Sea Breeze” with more than 30 countries in the world, the Russian Black Sea Fleet and aviation of the Southern Military District (YUFO) are conducting exercises in the Black Sea in response to the US joint maneuvers. The aviation of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, along with the aviation of the […]

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They Relied on Chinese Vaccines. Now They’re Battling Outbreaks .. By Sui-Lee Wee

More than 90 countries are using Covid shots from China. Experts say recent infections in those places should serve as a cautionary tale in the global effort to fight the disease. Mongolia promised its people a “Covid-free summer.” Bahrain said there would be a “return to normal life.” The tiny island nation of the Seychelles aimed to jump-start its […]

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No Breakthrough in Biden-Erdogan meeting

Neither US President nor Turkish counterpart provide any details on how exactly they will mend the relationship or lay out steps that will help ease tensions between the NATO allies. US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sounded upbeat after their first face-to-face talks on Monday, although they did not announce major breakthroughs […]

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Biden confuses Libya and Syria three times during remarks at G-7 summit

President Joe Biden confused Libya and Syria three times during a press conference from the G-7 summit. “There is a lot going on where we can work together with Russia,” Biden said Sunday in response to a question from NBC’s Peter Alexander on how the president plans to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “For example, in […]

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