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Why is it so hard for the EU to intervene in Syria despite its success in Libya? (Part 2/2: The case of Syria)

By Aleksander Thomas. Originally published on 2013/02/06 When coming into power in 2000, Bashar al-Assad had to utilize a non-conventional defence strategy in order to diminish the regional power structures of Israel and Turkey. He relied on Hezbollah’s capacity to… Continue Reading →

UK and France must take the wheel on Africa’s Security

By Mathieu Paul Dumont. Originally published on 2013/03/17 With the US moving military resources to the Asia-Pacific region, what organization will maintain the  stability and security in North and North Central Africa? The US has been downgrading its participation in… Continue Reading →

Why is it so hard for the EU to intervene in Syria despite its success in Libya? (Part 1/2: The case of Libya)

By Aleksander Thomas. Originally published on 2013/02/05 Before examining on an individual level the Libyan and Syrian conflicts, the European Union’s ‘mission’ should be taken into account when discussing matters of conflict as well as their aim of promoting democracy…. Continue Reading →

From Concussions to Chronic Headaches: What an Islamist-controlled North Africa means for the United States and the West

By Alex Moon. Originally published on 2013/02/02 As outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the 23rd of January, the country is reminded of a sobering truth: the chaos in North Africa spells bad… Continue Reading →

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