IMF: Economic Impact of Conflict in the MENA Region

Describing the post-WWI peace process, Field Marshall Archibald Wavell said “after ‘the war to end war’ they seem to have been pretty successful in Paris at making a ‘peace to end peace’.” A century on,

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Making sense of Populism: The Psychoanalytic approach

This year has seen the (re)emergence of populism in the United States and across Europe. From Donald Trump, to Brexit, from Viktor Orban to the Burkini ban in Cannes, it wouldn’t be an overstatement to

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Syria: Is a united future possible?

In 2014 Der Spiegel published an article in which political commentator Christiane Hoffman ruminated on the problems associated with the promotion of democracy through military means. “The last decade” she argued, “has shown that there is something

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Moroccan election October 2016: Do the Moroccans still have trust?

While almost all the political leaders are preparing for the new-political year in September and the parliament general election on October the 7th, Moroccans are more concerned by the high level of unemployment and living

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Is Turkey targetting Kurds or terrorists?

In the latest move, control of 28 municipalities were taken over by the Turkish government in eastern and southeastern Turkey following an announcement by newly appointed Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu. The decision was taken due to alleged

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Is Egypt covering up Giulio Regeni’s murder?

Giulio Regeni, an Italian PhD student from Cambridge University was working on research related to street vendor unions in Egypt when he disappeared on January 25 in central Cairo, on the 5th anniversary of the

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Ethiopia: The Oppressed Majority

Ethiopia is an incredibly ethnically diverse country. The two largest ethnic groups in Ethiopia, the Amhara and the Oromo people are protesting political despotism, while a Tigrayan minority ruling elite has been systemically suppressing the

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Bangladesh: Execute first, ask questions later

Protest against War Crimes [Falsal Akram/Creative Commons]

Bangladesh has yet again executed a prominent Jamaat leader due to a conviction of crimes tribunal of offences committed during the 1971 independence conflict with Pakistan. Mir Quasem Ali was hanged on Saturday after the

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Why Iraq will continue to be a failed state?

The recent news of a cabinet reshuffle within the Iraqi federal government, which will be exclusively made up of technocrats, highlights the terrible crisis faced by the Iraqi government. The important loss of territory by

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Turkey: The reasons for the failure of the coup

Why was it a good timing ? During these past few years, Turkey has managed to go from an undeniable regional power to an incredible diplomatic isolation. Erdogan’s foreign policy, predominantly ideological rather than based on

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