Finally the African Union is able to acknowledge the massacre of Abu Salim prison as one of the major human rights violations in Africa like the Apartheid racial system in South Africa, and the genocide in Rwanda, and the slave trade in Africa, etc. The African Union human rights memorial, itself on [...]Continue Reading →
Stephen Weissman argues in a new essay, “In Syria, Unlearned Lessons from Libya” (In These Times, April 19 2013), that the paradigm of regime change as witnessed in Libya holds unlearned lessons for Syria: “While military intervention succeeded in helping remove a brutal dictator and giving Libyans an opportunity to build a more accountable [...]Continue Reading →
Several people sent in questions to Alex de Waal in response to his article, “African Roles in the Libyan Conflict of 2011″ available in the March 2013 edition of International Affairs. Below are de Waal’s responses.
1) There seems to be a theme in this article about the notion of the [...]Continue Reading →
The World Peace Foundation invites you to submit questions in response to this article for Alex de Waal to answer. You can submit a question as a comment to this article, through our facebook page, or via twitter (follow us @WorldPeaceaFdtn) at#AfricanrolesinLibya. We will be accepting questions from today until next Wednesday, March 20, [...]Continue Reading →
Qatar today is one of the most active regional political players in the Middle East and North Africa region. The small state has played a role in conflicts in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Sudan, and Yemen. In each of those countries, Qatar prided itself on reaching out to warring factions to push them [...]Continue Reading →
As for those groups driven solely by power and interest, confrontation may be unavoidable, as forewarned by the protest against government and GNC since January 1st, 2013. For them, no offer from the state is likely to be attractive enough to renounce to their current power.Continue Reading →
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