France’s Crisis’ with Islam: A Legacy of 200 Years of Colonial Brutality
Opinion

France’s Crisis’ with Islam: A Legacy of 200 Years of Colonial Brutality

France is in crisis. Official and unofficial Christian French radical extremism, legitimising itself under the umbrella of what the French ostentatiously call laicité, continues to increase its attacks on French and non-French Muslims. The Collectif contre l’islamophobie en France (CCIF) listed 1,043 Islamophobic incidents that occurred in 2019 (a 77 percent increase since 2017) – 68 physical attacks…

Tectonic Shift in North Africa Puts Washington in Passenger’s Seat
Opinion

Tectonic Shift in North Africa Puts Washington in Passenger’s Seat

A massive shift in the geo-political status quo in North Africa has placed the United States in the passenger’s, not the pilot’s, seat. No longer does Washington, not even as a co-pilot with the French, influence the actions of key actors in North African affairs. The shift in the North African chessboard is the result…

Arab Power Struggles: “The King Is Dead, Long Live the King”
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Arab Power Struggles: “The King Is Dead, Long Live the King”

Political transition in the Middle East and North Africa operates so far on the principle of ‘The King is dead, long live the King.’ Libya’s battle for Tripoli alongside ongoing mass anti-government demonstrations that toppled autocratic leaders of Algeria and Sudan demonstrate that both popular Arab protests that in 2011 forced four presidents out of…