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France under Macron: All Citizens Can Criticize the Republic Except Muslims

Don’t tell me stories! Muslims, have you gone to see them? Have you watched them with their turbans and jellabiyas? You can see that they are not French!” In 1959, when Algeria was still a French colony, de Gaulle used a metaphor to explain the difference between the French and Arabs when talking to MP Alain Peyrefitte: "No matter how much you mix vinegar and olive oil, after a while they separate.

Why Many Liberation Movements Fail at Government

Read: The Hirak Movement in Algeria Continues to Demand ChangeFidel Castro remained the effective ruler of Cuba for almost half a century after seizing power in 1959, while Yoweri Museveni, who on coming to power in Uganda in 1986 proclaimed that African leaders stayed in office for far too long, is still there thirty-five years later.

Jordan: Silent Brother in Gulf Politics

While Saudi Arabia’s relations with a number of Arab monarchies have experienced some strain such as Kuwait and Oman as well as outright diplomatic crises in the case of Qatar and Morocco, Jordan is seeking to gain greater autonomy from Riyadh’s geopolitical orbit at a time in which more players in the Arab world are growing more unsettled by vague Saudi reactions towards some regional issues including the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, Algeria and Lebanon.