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In an extension of the 8th AlJazeera Forum’s Youth Platform, a group of young people from the Arab world and beyond agreed that true change would not be realised by concentrating on political issues alone or self-victimisation and complaining. Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Mr. Ahmed Tu’mah, prime minister of the Syrian interim government, and David Tolbert, head of the International Center for Transitional Justice, used the 8th AlJazeera Forum second day’s keynote speech to address obstacles to democratic transformation in Syria and transitional justice, respectively. Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Dr. Jamal Abdullah, a researcher at AlJazeera Centre for Studies specializing in Gulf Studies, signed his new book, “Qatar’s Foreign Policy 1995 – 2013: Leverages and Strategies”, on the evening of 26 May 2014, during the 8th AlJazeera Forum at the St. Regis in Doha. Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Many media platforms, personalities and individual guests tweeted updates in both English and Arabic as the 8th AlJazeera Forum unfolded on 25 May 2014 in Doha, Qatar. Al Jazeera Center for Studies
A Sino-Russian gas deal for 30 years and $400 billion dollars was signed by Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin on 21 May 2014. The agreement surprised many international economic experts and prompted great speculation about the motive and calculation for both China and Russia.
Raymond Lee
Libya has geared itself up for elections to a new house of representatives that was held on 25 June. These elections appear to have offered the chance of a new beginning and the possibility of kick-starting the transition that has all but ground to a halt over the recent months.
Alison Pargeter
After decades of regional instability, recent clashes in northern Mali’s Kidal and Azawad areas were inevitable. Further aggravating the conflict is the regional and international community’s continued symptomatic rather than diagnostic approach to handling the instability.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Abdel Fattah El-Sisi won the Egyptian presidential election, but the majority of population’s reluctance to vote and Sisi’s insistence on a security crackdown in the face of political deadlock will call his legitimacy into question and render contradictory and unclear future options.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies