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Why Benghazi should give us a lesson in humility

September 14th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

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The violent events that shook the Libyan city of Benghazi must be an opportunity to rethink all that we took for granted since the rise of the “Arab spring”. Indeed, even though nobody can regret the end of Kaddafi’s reign, the road towards peaceful perspectives remains long and shaky in Libya.

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Another world is possible: How to prevent escalation of intercultural violence as we see it today

September 13th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

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Another world is possible: How to prevent escalation of intercultural violence as we see it today By: Thomas Röhlinger Flames, demonstrations, guns: It is scary to observe the uproar and violence in the Muslim world, as a reaction to a film obviously insulting prophet Mohamed. Many of us are in a state of confusion, we [...]

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Tragic Violence in Libya: No Excuse for Perpetrators—or for Provocateurs

September 12th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

With the tragic killing of the American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and several of his staff as a consequence of an attack on a US consulate in Benghazi (where the Libyan revolution, that we supported, began, I might [stevens_302] add), and the nearly simultaneous storming of the US embassy in Cairo, maybe we’re now thinking: is it Iran all over again? Has the Arab Spring turned into an anti-American winter?

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A necessary re-reading of the “Arab Spring”

September 10th, 2012, Books & Papers, Expert Updates

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There is reason to rejoice the uprisings initiated by the Arab world in 2011. But, their consequences and developments are studied less and less. The satisfaction of the expulsion of dictators and authoritarian leaders in favor of a more open political situation is legitimate.

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The Great Iranian Threat, The Great Iranian Hope

April 9th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

So, who should be frightened by Iran?

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Middle East Security Lies in the Collective

March 1st, 2012, Comment & Analysis

The Middle East remains, in 2012, is the only region in the world without a region-wide security and cooperation framework. This deficit must be remedied.

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