Leaving Algeria: the Harkis and the Shephardi Jews
In 1961, as the War of Independence was drawing to a close, Algerians were drowned in Paris. (See… 1,270 more words
There’s good reason the world greeted the failure of last week’s attempted coup in Turkey with a big sigh of relief. Not only would the coup have created political upheaval in an already unstable corner of the world, but more crucially, its success would have set back the cause of democracy in the developing world. 636 more words
The world did no stop because the GOP has their convention…I know that may be hard to believe….but it is true.
I have written several posts about the situation in Western Sahara…..my interests come from having worked in the country in my youth…. 350 more words
The economy of Tunisia is creeping, week by week, towards collapse. Growth is virtually nil, unemployment remains high, and the currency continues to sink. The most recent ill omen was the… 1,784 more words
The Islamic State and U.S. Policy. Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. Christopher M. Blanchard and Carla E. Humud. June 14, 2016.
The Islamic State (IS, aka the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL/ISIS, or the Arabic acronym Da’esh) is a transnational Sunni Islamist insurgent and terrorist group that controls large areas of Iraq and Syria, has affiliates in several other countries, has attracted a network of global supporters, and disrupts international security with its campaigns of violence and terrorism. 115 more words