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Cameron Becker Terrorism The Middle East and North Africa

An Uncertain Future in Yemen

By: Cameron Becker On January 27 2011, inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, thousands took to the streets of Sanaa, the capital city of Yemen, in protest of the Yemeni government. Since then, a power struggle between pro and anti-government factions has resulted in violent strife and political instability. The Yemeni government’s violent response Read More…

Cameron Becker The Middle East and North Africa

What Now for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process?

By: Cameron Becker On April 27th 2011, following a bitter 4-year split, the rival Palestinian factions of Fatah and Hamas signed a reconciliation agreement that sets out parameters for diplomatic participation and an eventual Palestinian election that will include both Hamas and Fatah on the ballot. In 2006, following the unilateral disengagement of the Israeli Read More…

Africa The Middle East and North Africa

The Libyan Quagmire: A Call for American Leadership

By: Melanie Clarke. For the past five weeks, the world has been inundated with stories and reports on Libya, culminating with the deaths of two award winning photojournalists in the besieged city of Misurata, Libya. But as we settle into the fifth week of the UN sanctioned intervention in Libya, the story remains the same, Read More…

Africa The Middle East and North Africa

NATO TAKES CHARGE OF LIBYAN NO-FLY ZONE: CANADIAN GENERAL IN COMMAND

By Robert Baines. On Thursday night, after several days of hard bargaining, the 28 NATO member states came to a consensus that the alliance would take over command responsibility for the no-fly zone in Libya. NATO’s Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, stated that NATO has decided to assume responsibility for the no-fly zone mandated under Read More…