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MEDIA ALERT: French troops in Mali prepare for first major ground operation against insurgents

January 16th, 2013, Media Alerts

MEDIA ALERT: French troops in Mali prepare for first major ground operation against insurgents Jan. 16, 2013   French troops are moving north Wednesday for their first major ground operation in Mali alongside Malian troops, in an attempt to stop rebels, believed to be associated with the terrorist group al-Qaeda, from dominating a region that some [...]

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Call for Applications: Digital Journalism Bootcamp in Tunisia

October 18th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

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The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and Google are excited to announce North Africa’s first bootcamp on innovative and web journalism! We’re looking for 20 journalists and bloggers from Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco with a passion for innovative journalism and learning about cutting edge technology.

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Secularize, then democratize

December 10th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

Should we want free elections when a totalitarian regime threatens to win through the polls? Can election be used to give the enemies of democracy the keys to an imperfect democracy? This is the recurring Arab-Muslim world dilemma. It has arisen dramatically in Algeria. It has arisen on the eve of every election in Egypt. If it was easy to solve, it would have been long ago. Theoretically, there are two conflicting abstract temptations – angelic democracy and cynical democracy.

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Tuomo Melasuo

Research Director at Tampere Peace Research Institute

April 27th, 2010, Academia, Balkans, Civil Society, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, Finland, Finnish, French, International Relations, Law and Human Rights, Media, North Africa and Middle East, Tampere, Think tank/Research center, United Nations, War and Conflict

Tuomo Melasuo

Dr. Tuomo Melasuo is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies as well as Research Director of TAPRI, Tampere Peace Research Institute, University of Tampere, Finland. He has studied contemporary political history as well as political science and international relations in Finland and in France.

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Sami Zemni

Political and social sciences professor, Ghent University

February 12th, 2010, Academia, Belgium, Civil Society, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, French, Ghent, Migration and Integration, North Africa and Middle East, North America, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center

Sami Zemni

Professor Sami Zemni is professor in political and social sciences at the Center for Third World Studies, Ghent University, Belgium. He coordinates and leads the Middle East and North Africa Research Group.

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Paul Sullivan

Professor of Economics, National Defense University

February 12th, 2010, Academia, Algeria, Area of Expertise, Arlington, Asia, Business and Globalization, Defense and Security, Development, Egypt, English, International Relations, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Libya, Mongolia, Nigeria, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Qatar, Religion, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Subsaharan Africa, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Terrorism, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USA, War and Conflict

Paul Sullivan

Dr. Paul Sullivan is Professor of Economics at National Defense University and adjunct professor of Security Studies and Science, Technology and International Affairs at Georgetown University.

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