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The Arab Spring in North Africa at One-and-a-Half

ROAD TRIP IMPRESSIONS Summer 2012 * The ‘Sultanistic” authoritarian regimes and tyrants have fallen in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya but the euphoria and revolutionary enthusiasm generated in the first few months are now almost obsolete. The political and security scene in the three countries is still in flux, often chaotic and more confusing than ever. […]

UN security council resolution 1973 (2011) on Libya – full text

The UN Security Council has passed a resolution authorising “all necessary measures” to protect civilians in Libya from pro-Gaddafi forces.  Read the full text of the resolution passed at UN headquarters in favor of a no-fly zone and air strikes against Muammar Gaddafi. Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York […]

The Arab democratic wave: how the EU can seize the moment

Report – n°9, March 2011 [PDF] The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) Following the extraordinary events that have been unfolding across the Arab world, the EUISS has opened an online debate to discuss the implications of the Arab democratic wave for EU foreign policy. The EUISS has invited academics, policymakers, think tankers and […]

North Africa & the Middle East 2011

Revolutions in North Africa & the Middle East, 2011 Description: This collection, selected by the Library of Congress, documents the events in Northern Africa and the Middle East in 2011 after the Tunisian uprising. Content includes blogs, social media and news sites about Egypt, Yemen, Sudan and other African countries. These sites contain content in […]

Are the Mideast revolutions bad for women’s rights?

Democracy’s victims By Isobel Coleman, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East (THE WASHINGTON POST, Feb. 20/11): ***** Female futures in the MENA region (Women have been actively participating in recent political protests in the Middle East and […]

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