Read: Hostile Brothers: The Strained Morocco-Algeria Relations Only Serve to Destabilize North AfricaAlthough it is still not known if he did so with the approval of the Moroccan authorities, from Raba, Lapid criticized the “rapprochement with Iran” thus expressing the opposition of the Rabat-Tel Aviv axis to the supposed Algiers-Tehran axis.
Thus, Russia is turning to countries in Africa with which it had close ties during the Soviet period, especially in North Africa and the Horn of Africa, and has already signed economic and military agreements with Egypt, Algeria, Mauritania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and the Central African Republic.
Additionally, the Biden administration’s tepid response to the Tunisian president’s power grab last month tells us that even if the North African country becomes more authoritarian, the US leadership will in all probability still accommodate Kais Saied.
The Turkish UAVs have made their impact on North African skies several years ago through exports and the Libyan civil war.
VIDEO: Canal Istanbul’s geopolitical importanceMoving a little further east, the Strait of Hormuz plays a particular role in the oil trade and in the geopolitical dynamics between Iran on the northern coast and the United Arab Emirates and Musandam, an exclave of Oman, on the southern coast.
Read: Hostile Brothers: The Strained Morocco-Algeria Relations Only Serve to Destabilize North AfricaSeveral thousand Tunisians fought for jihadist groups in the Middle East or Libya between 2011 and 2016.
Not so long ago, China, through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has expended its partnership with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia.
Read: What Is China’s Endgame in Northern Iraq? Since the early 2000s, China has served as a convenient boogeyman, with the alleged “Chinese threat” being a constant feature of their campaigns.
Some have joined different jihadist or militant opposition groups such as Jabhat al-Nusra and Daesh (ISIS), while others in Northern Syria are fighting in the ranks of the YPG, the Syrian branch of the PKK terror group.
The fact that Prime Minister Hariri received a royal reception at Moscow airport, with President Putin's special representative in the Middle East and North Africa Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Chief of Protocol in the Russian government Ambassador Kuznetsov, and the Lebanese ambassador to Moscow in attendance, is no minor detail.
Should they be surprised by the deafening silence in the West, the lack of solidarity and guilty conscience of the leaders of the Arab Gulf, or the disturbing silence of the Asian and North African countries? It seems, again, for the umpteenth time, most Arab countries prioritize close ties with the United States and Israel over speaking up against the apartheid state of Israel and its ongoing violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.
In this suspended matrix moment, photographs of the activists who campaigned against the nine-minute choke-hold of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man who called out 'I cannot breathe' until he asphyxiated, murdered by Derek Chauvin police officer flood traditional and social media celebrating the first guilty verdict of a police officer.
Despite Moscow testing a wide spectrum of weaponry and military hardware in Syria, this has not translated into an uptick of its military exports to the Middle East and Northern Africa, a region which occupies a special place for Russia to expand its military-technical cooperation with countries around the globe.
s the 40th anniversary of the death of Bobby Sands approaches, Politics Today interviewed Danny Morrison, a journalist, author, a spokesperson for the IRA hunger strikers and Secretary of the Bobby Sands* Trust on the history and progress of the decades-long struggle in the North of Ireland, and the legacy of Bobby Sands of the Irish hunger strikes of 1981.
Both were touting a bizonal, bicommunal federal (BBF) solution that would have seen an autonomous Turkish Cypriot entity officially established in the island’s north, and an equally autonomous Greek Cypriot entity in the south.
While foreign allies of Mali, neighboring countries, and critics, including Salafi figures, accused Imam Dicko of instigating instability and stirring violence by heading the protest movement, the Imam has served as a mediator between the Malian government, terrorist groups in the northern part of the country and the oppositions.
One reason behind Korean culture’s quick penetration in the region is the overlapping cultural sensitivities related to social and moral values such as the place of family in the narratives and the lack of nudity – nudity is more common in European and North American productions.