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Morocco-Algeria: Looming Conflict

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.

How to Read Russian Expansionism in Africa

 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.

Russia’s Lebanese Matryoshka Doll

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.

Does Anyone Care? It’s Time to Break the Silence on Palestine

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.

Russia in the Middle East: From Arms to Mercenaries

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.