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Egyptian authorities are pursuing security tactics to stabilise last year's coup aftermath; however, this is provoking counter-violence and plunging the country into a spiral of instability that no party will be able to control.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Analysts concede Geneva II has thus far been no more than an exercise in absurdity. This paper explains why the Geneva II talks have failed, addresses issues which are at the core of the Syrian conflict and examines prospects of an international political solution to the crisis.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
This report offers a multifaceted explanation,suggesting that the recent Xinjiang unrest reflects the upsurge of social problems in a fast-changing society with interest conflicts along ethnic lines&short-term causes related to the rise of Islamic activism that clashes with China's security measures
Raymond Lee
In September 2012, when Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was elected as the President of the Somali Federal Government (SFG), the expectations were high. Nearly a year and half into his four-year term, President Mohamud’s performance has had mixed results. Achievements are fewer than anticipated.
Abdirahman Yusuf Ali