Diplomatic rift likely to continue in the new year

A diplomatic rift between Qatar and several Gulf states that’s lasted a year and a half is likely to continue in the new year, said Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirate’s minister of state for foreign affairs. Meanwhile, what is termed as diplomatic rift by the above-cited gentleman is qualified below as a regional blockade […]

Gulf within GCC forever widening

M. K. Bhadrakumar in his article reproduced below, courtesy to Indian Punchline.com summarises all Indians residents’ concerns over the current goings-on in the countries of the Gulf. As a majority if not the highest per cent (refer graph below) of non-national residents, can only watch and meditate while witnessing a Gulf within GCC forever widening […]

Challenges of 2018, 2020 & 2030 Algeria: Reform

The challenges of 2018, 2020 & 2030 Algeria: reform of the political system and economic transition would be a dialectical link between politics and economics where social forces inevitably carry any project, often with different interests. In a democracy, it is through the ballot box that the political minority submits to the will of the […]

Grand Bazaar: once a hotbed of Iran’s Revolution

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] This very informative article of Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, SOAS, University of London relates how the Grand Bazaar: once a hotbed of Iran’s Revolution has over time muted into something that is quite different. “Too often, news about Iran is tainted by the politics of the day, particularly in the US. Recent protests by the […]

Qatar 2008-2014 : du Soft au Smart Power

“Comment la stratégie du Qatar a-t-elle évolué à la suite de la crise de 2008 et depuis les printemps arabes ? M. Lazar distingue trois périodes : 2008 – 2011 : du soft power régional à une stratégie globale ; 2011 : la tentation du hard power ; 2013-2014 : vers un smart power discret.
LE QATAR fait partie des nouveaux acteurs étatiques dynamiques qui bénéficient du processus de globalisation et du basculement du monde vers l’Asie, notamment depuis la crise financière de 2008. Dans le cas spécifique de l’émirat à la perle, cela s’inscrit dans un contexte de forte hausse de son PIB suite à l’augmentation des prix des hydrocarbures durant la décennie 2000 et à ses investissements dans des infrastructures de production de gaz naturel liquéfié.

The Maghreb Union the world’s worst trading bloc

The Maghreb Union the world’s worst trading bloc is a vast expanse of land between the Sahara, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and is made of nations with relatively homogeneous ethnic compositions that are largely dominated by the Amazigh component. The Arab identity that was inlaid during the 8th and 9th centuries came eventually to dominate the whole without however convening it, within one State or complementary neighbouring States.