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Military Escalation In Africa.

After the beginning of the crisis in Mali in 2012, external powers have increased the deployment…

01 Aug 2018, Dossier August 2018

The forgotten Real Issues.

If we analyse the actual reality of the continent from a security point of view we…

01 Aug 2018, Dossier August 2018

A Proxy War.

Apparently, the US government’s discretion on its military initiatives in Africa is due to two reasons.…

01 Aug 2018, Dossier August 2018

Disconnected From Reality.

According to Feldstein, an analysis of the African situation leads to the conclusion that the US…

01 Aug 2018, Dossier August 2018

Asian Spirituality. A Quest For Depth.

Nearly all major religions of the world were born in Asia. Some characteristics of Asian spirituality…

01 Jul 2018, Dossier July 2018

Spirituality, Learning From Each Other.

The Tibetan Buddhist leader Dalai Lama remembers a discussion he had with Thomas Merton on how…

01 Jul 2018, Dossier July 2018

The Spirituality of Responsibility.

Chinese spiritual outlook made Confucius remind his people of their own inherited ethical convictions. Ethical traditions…

01 Jul 2018, Dossier July 2018

Spirituality as Ahimsa.

Undoubtedly, nonviolence remains at the heart of Asian spiritual tradition. It is not that Asians are…

01 Jul 2018, Dossier July 2018

Latin America. The starting point of all the routes.

The mingling of drug trafficking and terrorist/guerrilla organisations also involves Latin America which, as is well…

01 Jun 2018, Dossier June 2018

Groups in the galaxy of terror.

Among the groups belonging to the radical Islamic galaxy, a fundamentally important role was played by…

01 Jun 2018, Dossier June 2018

Drug Trafficking and Terrorism.

Drug trafficking is a global business. It is finding its way ever more perniciously into growing…

01 Jun 2018, Dossier June 2018

Territory control.

The colossal and internationally important business of drug trafficking, now run by criminals of all races,…

01 Jun 2018, Dossier June 2018

Kyrgyzstan. A Geopolitical Pivot.

Kyrgyzstan merits to be called a 'geopolitical pivot'. It is a territory that, due to its…

01 May 2018, Dossier May 2018

Tajikistan. Great Power Interests.

Tajikistan, situated at the heart of central Asia, was a transit area crossed by caravan trails…

01 May 2018, Dossier May 2018

Central Asia. A Great New Game.

The region of Central Asia, because of its geographic location, has always been considered a historical…

01 May 2018, Dossier May 2018

Uzbekistan. A Delicate Balance.

Uzbekistan, like Kyrgyzstan is one of the five Central Asian republics created in 1991 after the…

01 May 2018, Dossier May 2018

A Truly Indian Church.

The start of the year was characterised by an important series of events for the Indian…

01 Apr 2018, Dossier April 2018

The women Condition.

On 11 October 2017, the Supreme Court of India deliberated that sexual relations with a minor…

01 Apr 2018, Dossier April 2018

Hinduism and Nationalism.

In the Hindu concept is taken up by its present proponents, connected to the political experience…

01 Apr 2018, Dossier April 2018

India. A Lost Dream.

The multi-souled India of today has denied none of its souls but struggles to embrace any…

01 Apr 2018, Dossier April 2018

Protests, Not Like The Arab Spring.

Unlike the protests of the ‘Arab Spring’, moreover, the recent protests in Iran have a political…

01 Mar 2018, Dossier March 2018

The Opposition, Internal and External.

Iran does have a domestic and clandestine opposition, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK). The MEK combine Communist…

01 Mar 2018, Dossier March 2018

Syria. All The Games.

Whatever tensions exist between Israel, the USA and Iran, they will play out in Syria first.…

01 Mar 2018, Dossier March 2018

Iran And The Conflicts In The Middle East.

Nobody appears to have any clear plans for Syria. Indeed, the ignorance extends to the entirety…

01 Mar 2018, Dossier March 2018

Visible And Invisible Walls.

In the course of his pontificate, Pope Francis has not ceased to fight against the walls…

01 Feb 2018, Dossier February 2018

In The Shadow Of The Wall.

Twenty nine years have passed since the most famous wall in Europe ceased to divide the…

01 Feb 2018, Dossier February 2018

Walls Separating Peoples.

Walls are like an infection, made of bricks, nets and barbed wire that prevent the wound…

01 Feb 2018, Dossier February 2018

Anti-Migration Walls.

The year 2016 was the year of anti-immigration walls, the militarisation of frontiers and a record…

01 Feb 2018, Dossier February 2018

The Kurds, Which Future?

The big winner in the Middle East is Russia. Thus, it will be Russia that will…

01 Jan 2018, Dossier January 2018

The War In Syria Is Over, The West Will Give…

The West will always choose Turkey over the aspirations of the Kurds. This is one area…

01 Jan 2018, Dossier January 2018

The Challenges Of Kurdish Nationalism.

The Kurds have become one of the key players of the Middle East. They have secured…

01 Jan 2018, Dossier January 2018

The Kurds' History.

The Kurds and their struggle have suffered because of geographical and cultural fragmentation first and, later,…

01 Jan 2018, Dossier January 2018

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Dossier articles from the past 3 months

Latin America. 2021. Elections in the shadow of Covid-19.

Crisis in the economy, public health and the environment. Six countries will go to the polls to elect their presidents. Will the Bolivia effect lead to new scenarios in the continent? Many unknowns. Latin America, together with the rest of the world, is fighting the Covid-19 pandemic that has badly affected the region already sorely…

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Asia. 2021. Uncertainties and ambiguities.

How to confront the consequences of Covid-19 as they affect the countries of Asia. China will continue its domination on the various international chessboards. India joins the Security Council. Meanwhile, the Olympics are to be held in Japan. The management of the first phases of the epidemic and the ambiguity that followed it concerning the…

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Africa 2021. Security and Elections.

Clouds appear on the horizon in Sahel and forthcoming elections in several parts of the continent may contribute alongside with the economic crisis aggravated by the Covid 19 pandemic to raise tensions. The deteriorating security situation in the Sahel region and more particularly in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger is the main concern in West…

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Middle East and North Africa 2021. COVID-19 and Oil.

Socio-economic tensions rise but the COVID Pandemic buys time for governments under pressure. Tension between Ankara and Cairo. There are two lenses through which to frame prospects for the Middle East in 2021: the results of the U.S. election and the Abraham Accords that established the framework for diplomatic relations between Israel and the Persian…

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GGW. Resources insufficient.

It is not easy to juggle the various interests that revolve around the GGW, and it is just as difficult to trace the nature of the funds that have flowed to back the Project, which started out as African, but ended up becoming international. “Economic resources are a problem”, said Abakar Zougoulou,  Agency’s scientific director…

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GGW. An inconsistent impact

The Great Green Wall’s goal is clear: to regenerate 100 million hectares of degraded land by 2030; to sequester 250 million tons of carbon dioxide; and to create 10 million jobs in rural areas, contributing directly to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Still, understanding what the results have been so far is more complex. If…

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The Pan-African Green Wall.

From a green wall of trees to a mosaic of ecosystems. From the moment it was conceived to now, The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel (GGW) – has been radically transformed. The objective, however, has stayed the same: to curb soil degradation and to combat poverty. In June 2005, the Heads…

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GGW. Agroforestry Is Key.

Any ecological rehabilitation of a territory must consider several factors, not the least of which is access to land. Farmers and shepherds, totaling some 232 million people living in the area surrounding the Sahara, are an integral part of the Green Wall, which aims to enhance community gardens, grazing areas, fruit groves, income trees, and…

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The Tijaniyya Brotherhood. The Way of the Koran.

Today, there are 40,000 inhabitants in Tivaouane, 100 km north-east of Dakar, the holy city of the Senegalese Tijaniyya. Each year, it receives millions of the faithful coming for the Gamou, the great pilgrimage during which the birth of the Prophet of Islam is celebrated. As many as 49% of the Senegalese are members of…

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A Journey into Islam in Senegal.

More than 90% of the population of Senegal, an officially secular country, profess the Islamic faith. Besides being Sunnis (like the majority of Muslims), the dominant form of Islam is Sufi: this means it belongs to the mystical trend whose adherents (talibé) of the brotherhoods (tariqa) follow the directives of the spiritual guides (sheikhs, better…

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The Layeniyya Brotherhood. The Meaning of Equality.

On one of the Atlantic beaches of Yoff, rises the Great Layene Mosque-Mausoleum. The low cube-shaped, white building surrounded by golden sands and crowned with a green cupola, contains the tomb of the founder of the Brotherhood, Seydina Limamou Laye and his two sons, Seydina Issa Laye, the first Khalif of the Brotherhood (1909-1949) and…

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The Muridiyya Brotherhood. “The Disciple”.

Touba, the holy city of the Muridiyya Brotherhood, situated in the centre of the country, though a religious city, stands out for its commercial character which comes from the popular motto of Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba, founder of the city and of the Mourides: “Pray as if you were to die tomorrow and work as if…

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Advocacy

A Special Advocacy Action.

International organisms during this pandemic are under scrutiny and surely for many and good reasons. However, even in the weed fields some good wheat can…

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Baobab

Why the Bananas Belong to the Monkey.

Once upon a time when the world had just been made and there was only one kind of banana, but very many kinds of monkeys, there…

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Youth & Mission

Young People Fighting For Democracy.

From Bangkok to Lagos, from Harare to Hong Kong, from Lima to Santiago, young people are fighting for Democracy and Human Rights. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic…

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