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MENA – Regional Document: Tunisia

23rd April 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Tunisia, long considered the ‘Switzerland’ of the Middle East represents perhaps the last beacon of hope for the Arab Spring. Apart from starting the struggle…

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MENA – Regional Docment: Libya

20th April 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Libya has become a major point of concern arguably rooted in the miscalculated NATO intervention in 2011. The fall of Muammar Gaddafi, previously known as…

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The Rise of Boko Haram Chronogram – Part 1: 2009 – 2014

17th April 2015 Analysis, Diagrams

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Mapping features of armed groups: Ansar Bait al-Maqdis a.k.a Sinai Province

16th April 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Ansar Bait al-Maqdis was created in 2011 in the aftermath of the 25th January Egyptian Revolution. In the beginning, the group was focused on Israel;…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Ansar al-Sharia (Libya)

16th April 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Ansar al-Sharia (ASL) means “Partisans of Islamic law” in Arabic and it emerged as an extremist group following the February 2011 anti-Gaddafi uprising. The militants’…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Ansar al-Sharia (Tunisia)

16th April 2015 Analysis, Mapping

Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AST) promotes the idea of global jihad as well as a Salafi interpretation of Islam. Their main target audience are young…

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Mapping features of armed groups: Houthi Rebels

15th April 2015 Analysis, Mapping

This Shiite militia is fighting for more autonomy, economic resources and for the right to practice their religious beliefs. 1504_Houthi Rebels_Summary use link for full…

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MENA – Regional Document: Egypt

14th April 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

In light of Egypt’s positive foreign policy initiatives highlighted in signing a historic agreement with Sudan and Ethiopia over Nile disputes, in addition to hosting…

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MENA – Regional Document: Yemen

14th April 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

The on-going crisis in Yemen has become a pinnacle point of discussion globally. However there have been conflicting interpretations and analyses particularly after the beginning…

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