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Over the last decade, anti-Americanism has become widespread and reached its peak in the Arab world. The United States’ support for Israel and the Saudi regime, its army’s involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as its unilateralism, have fuelled hatred of America to unprecedented levels. To be sure, there were a few American foreign… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

Assad family’s Syria has been credited by an Arab expert, wrongly I believe, with being the political model emulated by the likes of Hosni Mubarak, Saddam Hussein or Ali Saleh. The same expert calls the Arab countries led by presidents-for-life and by their offspring “monarchic republics”. Whilst the label is appropriate, the political model for… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

Whilst the military intervention in Libya continues to hold the attention of the international media, neighbouring Tunisia has embarked on the road to democracy. Thousands of civil society personalities have decided to work together to rid the country of Ben Ali’s nefarious legacy and to rebuild the Tunisian political system from the ground up. In… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

UN Resolution no.1973 authorising the humanitarian intervention in Libya could rightly be considered as one of the Security Council’s most important decisions to date. It came at a crucial moment in the multilateral organisation’s history, when the UN’s very existence was threatened by US unilateralism, as advocated by a cohort of American IR experts led… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi