GCC: changing in size, constant in aims?

2011 marks 30 years since the establishment of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the organisation made up of the six Arab monarchies of the Gulf region. Originally a geopolitical response to the Khomeinistic revolution and the following Iran-Iraq war, it became then a more integrate and cohesive regional bloc, although the process of integration has … Continue reading GCC: changing in size, constant in aims?

AQIM Operational Revival in Algeria

My latest piece for the Jamestown Foundation, focused on the operational revival of AQIM in Algeria: Whether this acceleration in AQIM operations in Algeria will be effective in reviving the fortunes of the Algerian militants is unclear. The worsening regional picture and the increasing domestic troubles facing by the Algerian government could represent a major … Continue reading AQIM Operational Revival in Algeria