Lebanon: another president in the country’s never-ending crisis?
After a political deadlock that has lasted for over two years, the recent election of Michel Aoun as the new president of Lebanon on October 31st 2016 has generated more […]
Libya: popular uprising, civilian war or military attack?
Over the last three weeks there have been confrontations between troops loyal to Colonel Gaddafi and opposition forces based in the east of the country. After Ben Ali and Mubarak, […]
Whither Egypt? Whither the Arab World
After clinging to power for thirty years, Mubarak has finally stepped down. What are the key issues in the Egyptian revolution? And what are the implications for the United States […]
Mohamed Hassan : The causes of the Tunisian revolution go well beyond Ben Ali and his party
The Tunisians have brought down the dictator Ben Ali. Today they continue to struggle against his people heading the transition government. In this latest chapter of our series ‘Understanding the […]
Is the fate of the world being decided today in the Indian Ocean?
Straddled by the Islamic arch (which stretches from Somalia to Indonesia, passing through the countries of the Gulf and Central Asia), the region has certainly become the world’s new strategic […]
Everything you are not supposed to know about Eritrea (1/3)
INTERVIEW OF MOHAMED HASSAN BY GREGOIRE LALIEU & MICHEL COLLON The Horn of Africa is one of the deadliest regions on that continent, rent by incessant warfare, famine and […]
Everything You Are Not Supposed to Know about Eritrea: Part 3
The whole of the Horn of Africa is occupied by neo-colonial power. Well, not entirely… One small country of indomitable revolutionaries still holds out against the invaders. In this third […]
Everything You Are Not Supposed to Know about Eritrea: Part 2
Interview of Mohamed Hassan by Grégoire Lalieu and Michel Collon Annexed by Ethiopia, Eritrea was destined to wage the longest independence struggle on the African continent. For over 30 years […]
Somalia: How Colonial Powers drove a Country into Chaos
Interview of Mohamed Hassan by Grégoire Lalieu and Michel Colon Somalia had every reason to succeed: an advantageous geographical situation, oil, ores and only one religion and one language for […]
Yemen: USA are fighting against democracy, not against Al-Qaeda
Yemen, one of the world’s poorest countries and a crucial US ally, is beleaguered by an armed resistance and a secessionist movement that are threatening its stability, triggering a possible […]