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Threats in Middle East and North Africa in the Post–Arab Spring.

Threats in Middle East and North Africa in the Post–Arab Spring.

This paper examines contrasting views on the geopolitical effects of the post–Arab Spring. Assessing Middle Eastern, U.S., and European perspectives on transnational security issues includes those threats that directly influence…

To fight Boko Haram, mercenaries returning to Africa´s wars.

To fight Boko Haram, mercenaries returning to Africa´s wars.

Multiple media reports appear to have confirmed the presence of elite South African mercenaries on the front lines of Nigeria’s war against the extremist militants of Boko Haram. Their alleged…

France and African countries fighting terrorism in Mali.

France and African countries fighting terrorism in Mali.

A multi-national military initiative took out some two dozen terrorists in Mali’s Kidal region. The latest action came as part of Operation Barkhane. Military forces from France, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina…

Success fighting terrorism in Africa: France launched Operation Barkhane in Mali, Chad, Niger, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.

Success fighting terrorism in Africa: France launched Operation Barkhane in Mali, Chad, Niger, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.

by Alejandro Ronard Alem.- The French President Mr. Francois Hollande, has announced that the operation Serval has fulfilled its mission in Mali. President Hollande has also declared that the situation…

U.S. forming counterterror units in Niger, Libya, Mali and Mauritania.

U.S. forming counterterror units in Niger, Libya, Mali and Mauritania.

U.S. Special Operations troops are forming elite counterterrorism units in four African countries (in North and West Africa). U.S. officials said these units  are pivotal in the widening war against…

After Arab Spring, strongmen surging in Northern Africa.

After Arab Spring, strongmen surging in Northern Africa.

SO-called freedom activists are beating their chests over the landslide victory of Field Marshall Abdel-Fatah El-Sissi, set to be inaugurated as Egypt’s new president next week. And they perceive the…

Nigeria for more Army recruitment to fight Boko Haram.

Nigeria for more Army recruitment to fight Boko Haram.

The Nigerian  Government has given  the armed forces and other security agencies the order  to embark on mass recruitment  to the war against terrorism in the country, starting in May.…

France could assist Nigeria against Boko Haram.

France could assist Nigeria against Boko Haram.

President Francois Hollande on Thursday said France stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Nigeria in its battle against Boko Haram, vowing to support its fight against Islamist militancy as it had done in…

Making History: Franco German Brigade to be deployed in Mali, West Africa.

Making History: Franco German Brigade to be deployed in Mali, West Africa.

  Due to Al Qaeda activities in Northern Mali, France and Germany have said they will send a joint military Franco-German brigade to this country, in its first deployment to…

Chad, Central African Republic CAR and the Islamization of African Bantous Region.

Chad, Central African Republic CAR and the Islamization of African Bantous Region.

By Alejandro Ronard Alem.- Apparently, as time goes by, years are all alike whendrawing conclusions: its promises, its challenges and its wars.  2014 will be no exception. In Europe certainly…

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