Regional and Global Security


March 26, 2021

The Rise of Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement (Al-Qa’ida faction)

The Rise of Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement (Al-Qa’ida faction) I. Who is Al-Shabaab ? Al-Shabab or „The Youth” is an Salafist militant group active in East Africa, formed in early 2000`s and based in Somalia. Somalia is one of most impoverished countries in the world and one of the most fertile ground for the militans groups […]
4min 310

February 7, 2021

FINANCING THE JIHAD in the NAME of ALLAH (Horn of Africa)

sursa: AFP FINANCING THE JIHAD in the NAME of ALLAH (Horn of Africa) To understand how Jihad sustains the spread of Wahhabism in the Horn of Africa through proxy organizations such as the Al-Shabaab Al Mujahidin of Somalia, it requires to understand the most fundamental doctrines of Financial Jihad in Islamic Wahhabism. Generally speaking, global […]
2min 177

Energetic-Resources


January 2, 2021

END OF OIL BLOCKADE IN LIBYA

END OF OIL BLOCKADE IN LIBYA The head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), General Khalifa Haftar, whose troops, with help from affiliated groups, blockaded Libya’s oil ports in January, announced the end of the blockade on September 18th. On September 15th, NOC lifted the force majeure on the Zueitina port after seeing “significant improvement […]
5min 169

June 1, 2019

Trump vs. Iran – What holds the future?

The paramount question at this stage is not what the United States will do in the nuclear domain but how it will act on Irans regional violations of the spirit of the agreement. The 13 October statement describes Irans steady expansion of proxy forces and terrorist networks … in hopes of dominating the greater Middle […]
10min 339

May 20, 2019

What happens with the Eurozone after the EP elections?

Deepening integration of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) has become a cornerstone of the debate regarding the future of the European project. Launched in 1992, the EMU refers to the policies that are put in place — at an economic and fiscal level — to drive convergence of EU Member States in three stages, […]
5min 267

April 20, 2019

A new chance for the evironment? – vote on the 26th of May

Europe also has ambitious goals to reduce its carbon footprint, in a bid to address global climate change, starting with cutting greenhouse emissions 20 per cent by 2020, 40 per cent by 2030, and going fully carbon neutral by 2050. These goals require a massive integration of renewable energy, along with a reduction of energy […]
3min 252

April 1, 2019

The EURO – All You Need to Know

The euro is the form of money for the 19 member countries of the eurozone. It’s the second most widely used currency in forex trading after the U.S. dollar. It’s also the second most widely held foreign exchange reserve used by central banks. As of the third quarter 2018, foreign governments held $2.2 trillion compared […]
11min 290

February 20, 2019

Iran’s Priorities in a Turbulent Middle East

What’s new? Iran is a rising power in the Middle East, having exploited opportunities arising from the U.S. invasion of Iraq and wars in Syria and Yemen. But where the Islamic Republic’s enemies see a grasping would-be empire, its own strategists see an embattled state redressing historical wrongs.
2min 348

July 22, 2019

New Era for European Union

The new President of EU Comission is German and female. The behind-the-scenes coup by President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel to unblock the EU’s seat-sharing negotiations has been masterful: The election of Ursula von der Leyen as the new Commission President is historic.
6min 312

June 2, 2019

The future of Brexit

Since the results of the EU parliamentary elections were announced on Sunday night, the discussion about what they mean in terms of Brexit has been hotly contested. One third of votes were cast for parties that support no deal, but there are a couple of reasons why we should be cautious about reading too much […]
6min 262


Demographic Sociology


February 17, 2018

Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth (Columbia Studies in International and Global History)

Concern about the size of the world’s population did not begin with the “population bomb” in 1968. It arose in the aftermath of World War I and was understood as an issue with far-reaching ecological, agricultural, economic, and geopolitical consequences. The world population problem concerned the fertility of soil as much as the fertility of […]
2min 334

November 6, 2017

The Story of the Moors in Spain

The story of the Moors in Spain “reads like a dream.” Under their rule, thrift and prosperity prevailed throughout the country. “Palatial cities rose under their hand. Aqueducts, rivaling those of the Roman Campagna, brought the streams from the mountains to city and field. Great districts, naturally sunburnt and barren, were made by skilful irrigation […]
4min 303

Central Asia


April 1, 2019 admin

The EURO – All You Need to Know

The euro is the form of money for the 19 member countries of the eurozone. It’s the second most widely used currency in forex trading after the U.S. dollar. It’s also the second most widely held foreign exchange reserve used by central banks. As of the third quarter 2018, foreign governments held $2.2 trillion compared […]
11min 290

Demographic Sociology


Populism and Euroscepticism after the European Parliament Elections

The total 751 members of Parliament represent the 500 million citizens of the European Union, although that number will be reduced to 705 once the UK exits the EU. While it is a known fact that Britains exit destabilizes the Union, many of its Eurosceptic representatives will no longer have a voice in Parliament — […]

Global Population: History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth (Columbia Studies in International and Global History)

Concern about the size of the world’s population did not begin with the “population bomb” in 1968. It arose in the aftermath of World War I and was understood as an issue with far-reaching ecological, agricultural, economic, and geopolitical consequences. The world population problem concerned the fertility of soil as much as the fertility of […]

The Story of the Moors in Spain

The story of the Moors in Spain “reads like a dream.” Under their rule, thrift and prosperity prevailed throughout the country. “Palatial cities rose under their hand. Aqueducts, rivaling those of the Roman Campagna, brought the streams from the mountains to city and field. Great districts, naturally sunburnt and barren, were made by skilful irrigation […]

The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality

Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.

Modern Algeria: The Origins and Development of a Nation

Praise for the first edition: “[E]ssential reading for Maghreb specialists as well as for anyone interested in issues of nation-building and political culture in Africa.” —Africa Today

A History of Modern Libya

Dirk Vandewalle is one of only a handful of scholars who have made frequent visits to Libya over the last four decades. His formidable knowledge of the region is encapsulated in his history of Libya which was first published in 2006. The history – based on original research and interviews with Libya’s political elite – […]

June 14, 2014

Revolution, Revolt and Reform in North Africa

Providing an account of the recent revolutions or reform movements that constituted part of the Arab Spring, this book focuses on these transformative processes in a North African context. Whilst the longer term outcomes of the Arab Spring revolts are not entirely clear, the revolutionary or reform processes in North Africa are further along than […]

June 9, 2014

The Making of the Tunisian Revolution: Contexts, Architects, Prospects

From late 2010 to the present day, the Arab world has been shot through with insurrection and revolt. As a result, Tunisia is now seen as the unlikely birthplace and exemplar of the process of democratisation long overdue in the Arab world.

June 4, 2014

The Maghreb since 1800

This short history of the Maghreb surveys its development from the coming of Islam to the present day, but with greatest emphasis on the modern period from the early nineteenth century onwards.

May 21, 2014

The Middle East and North Africa (Regions of the World)

The Middle East and North Africa form a bridge between Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. This unique position has made it an area of rich culture and an important center for trade. Its immense energy resources are also vitally important for the global economy. This title explores how the region is working to solve its […]


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