North African Jihadism and the Post-Mali Conflict Environment

I actually don't have time to focus on my blog (people who know me have a clue why). However, two weeks ago I published another piece with the Jamestown Foundation on the directions in North African Jihadism in the post-Mali conflict environment: The French-led intervention in Mali changed the strategic environment of the region. For AQIM... Continue Reading →

The EU and the Mediterranean: Between ambitions and shortcomings

Next week (Tuesday 28 May), I will be talking at  İstanbul 29 Mayis Üniversitesi in Uskudar (about 20 minutes walking distance from the Metrobus stop "Altunizade") about EU foreign policy in the Mediterranean. All welcome!

Mali, Foreign Intervention, Algeria

My latest article for the Jamestown Foundation: The attack on the gas facility at In Amenas highlighted two major problems that will rise to the top of the Algerian government’s policy agenda over the next few weeks: Although Algeria is the strongest of the states of the Maghreb/Sahel region, the length of its borders and... Continue Reading →

How experts see 2012..

2012 is going to be a rather important year for global politics, as there will be: presidential elections in the U.S., Russia and France; a leadership transition in China; the evolution/involution of the Arab Spring; the challenges faced by the Euro Zone and much more (North Korea, Afghanistan, etc, etc.). It is always interesting, at... Continue Reading →

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