The Geopolitical Impact of the ‘Israeli’-Emirati Alliance Will be Felt in Africa
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The Geopolitical Impact of the ‘Israeli’-Emirati Alliance Will be Felt in Africa

The misleadingly described “peace” deal between “Israel” and the UAE will enable the self-professed “Jewish State” to use the latter’s military and civilian port infrastructure in the Gulf of Aden, thus challenging recent Turkish inroads in this part of the world and allowing Tel Aviv to project itself as a trans-regional power of significance, especially…

Is Trump Kicking the Saudis to the Curb the Beginning of Something Not Terrible?
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Is Trump Kicking the Saudis to the Curb the Beginning of Something Not Terrible?

More than anything else in Saudi Arabia, that thing you smell is fear. Everything is coming unglued for the royal family there all at once. If we all weren’t so distracted by the Coronapocalypse these things would all be front page news. In the past week there have been three major stories concerning Saudi Arabia,…

The Restoration of Self-Rule in South Yemen Is the Next Step Towards Independence
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The Restoration of Self-Rule in South Yemen Is the Next Step Towards Independence

South Yemen’s Southern Transitional Council declared self-rule over the vast regions of the country that they claim as their own in response to the Saudi-backed Hadi government’s repeated violations of last year’s Riyadh Agreement that was aimed at de-escalating tensions between the nominally allied sides, thus representing the next step towards independence and one which…

The South Yemen Peace Deal Is a Pragmatic Step Towards Self-Determination
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The South Yemen Peace Deal Is a Pragmatic Step Towards Self-Determination

The South Transitional Council (STC) will receive domestic and international legitimacy for its separatist cause after entering into a reported power-sharing agreement with Hadi’s government as part of a peace deal aimed at ending the ambiguity over South Yemen’s political status following the group’s dramatic liberation of Aden in August. *** The author declared back…

South Yemen Is Already Functionally Independent Even if It’s Not Recognized as Such
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South Yemen Is Already Functionally Independent Even if It’s Not Recognized as Such

The Southern Transitional Council’s liberation of the former South Yemeni capital of Aden from the Saudi-backed Islah Islamists has restored the independence of the Old Cold War-era country. STC vs. Islah It was bound to happen sooner than later, but the Southern Transitional Council (STC) once again liberated the former South Yemeni capital of Aden…

The Houthis and War in Yemen
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The Houthis and War in Yemen

1. History of the movement, structure, and ideology History The movement of Ansar Allah (Supporters of Allah), also known as the Houthis, is a paramilitary group of Zaidi Shi’ites, acting in Yemen. This is one of the moderate streams of Shia Islam, which has more than 10 million followers around the world and accounts for…