"We must continue to view Sudan as the forward base for Iran on the African continent, both for the smuggling of weapons and the presence of Iranian troop."
If the regime does not allow for a more normal political life in Egypt, the country is likely to repeat another wretched cycle of political stagnation, sudden upheaval, fear and authoritarianism.
"Proponents of Tunisia’s democratic transition in the United States and the international community can help."
"Algeria has begun to come out of its shell, and the country is weighing in on political and security developments in neighboring countries..."
Despite forecasts that Libya could soon produce one million barrels of oil per day, the nation is falling apart. How is this possible?
"The reality is that Libya’s claim to sovereignty is tenuous, which is why the recent Egypt-UAE airstrikes should have been expected."
"For Washington, this is potentially a salutary development, but it also reveals the transition from a U.S.-led regional-security arrangement to something beyond U.S. control."
International law has typically forbidden one or the other, seeing their combination as volatile. Yet current American foreign policy rests on both at once.
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