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Counter-Revolution Strikes Tunisia
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Counter-Revolution Strikes Tunisia
August 3, 2021

True to its word, for all the years since 2011, the Brotherhood has lowered its rhetoric on Palestine, and the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood was part of a Syrian opposition coalition which did not harbor much ill-will toward the Israeli occupation.

Algeria’s ‘Revolution of Smiles’: Where Will It Lead?
April 15, 2019

So in this week’s column, instead of writing my own, fairly ill-informed thoughts about Algeria, I’m happy to share the following exclusive interview I conducted with Bill Quandt about the exciting developments there.

Algeria’s ‘Revolution of Smiles’: Where Will It Lead?
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America Is Quietly Expanding Its War in Tunisia
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America Is Quietly Expanding Its War in Tunisia
September 22, 2018

The United States has maintained a military presence in Tunisia for at least four-and-a-half years, rendering it unlikely that the events of Mount Semmama were an isolated incident limited to a mere advisory role, as the AFRICOM spokesperson claimed. The battle involving U.S. troops occurred amid an intense campaign aimed at dislodging militants from their mountain stronghold.

Islamic State Eyes North Africa: Hot Issue on Global Agenda
April 10, 2017

The Islamic State (IS) fighters are trying to flee Mosul. No doubt, the US-supported Iraqi forces will establish control over the city pretty soon. At first, IS militants will leave Iraq for the province of Deir-ez-Zor, Syria, to intensify fighting there. But with Syria no longer a safe haven, they’ll have to move elsewhere looking for weak points, like the countries of Maghreb…

Islamic State Eyes North Africa: Hot Issue on Global Agenda
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Tunisia Heading Toward a ‘Thirst Uprising’?
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Tunisia Heading Toward a ‘Thirst Uprising’?
September 18, 2016

On Sept. 12, the people of Fernana — a small town located in northwestern Tunisia — gathered at the pumping station that supplies water to Tunis and threatened to cut off the supply to the capital, before security forces intervened and prevented them from doing so. This came in response to the death of Wissem Nasri, a cafe owner who set himself on fire outside the municipality building following a dispute with its general secretary because he could not obtain permission to serve shishas to his clients

Tunisia Gunmen Trained by CIA and Gulf Emirate Jihadis in Libya
March 26, 2015

The Christian Science Monitor warns that last week’s attack on a museum in Tunisia that killed 23 may endanger the supposed “democratic transition” the African nation underwent after the Western engineered Arab Spring.

Tunisia Gunmen Trained by CIA and Gulf Emirate Jihadis in Libya
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Tunisia killer provides ‘possible IS link’ to Charlie Hebdo attack
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Tunisia killer provides ‘possible IS link’ to Charlie Hebdo attack
January 9, 2015

A French-Tunisian jihadist who assassinated two Tunisian politicians in 2013 provides a possible link between Charlie Hebdo suspect Cherif Kouachi and the Islamic State group based in Iraq and Syria, a researcher said on Thursday. Boubaker al-Hakim is a member […]

Poetic justice in Qatari tyrant’s fairytale of supporting regional democracy and free speech
December 5, 2012

Once upon a time there was a very rich emirate whose royal ruler wanted to dazzle the world with his magnanimity and appreciation of free speech. It was a bold move because, in this particular geographical desert enclave, the oil-rich kingdoms were typically ruled with an iron rod by absolute unelected monarchs… The fairytale appeared to become reality in the year 2006 when the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar set up the English-language news broadcaster, Al Jazeera. Qatar’s ruler Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, one of the richest men in the world owing to his tiny country’s immense natural gas wealth, put up the money to found the corporation…

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