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Dr. Mohammed Issam LAAROUSSI
Since the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), new measures and policies has been deployed in the North Africa and Mediterranean region in hasty efforts to save lives and have the pandemic under control, and at the same time save economies and prepare for recovery. This global public health emergency is requiring a global response with far reaching consequences for economic, social and political lives.
The American and European countries as well have faced the most unprecedented health crisis in modern time; therefore, they were also scrambling for ways to limit the impact of such an unseen and widespread pandemic in modern days. Since the beginning of the outbreak, 87 states – both authoritarian and established democracies – have declared emergencies enforcing laws to curb the spread of the virus, which sometimes implies derogations from international human rights conventions.
In this paper, we aim to focus on Morocco`s and Turkish experiences in dealing with the pandemic.
10/05/2021 Free Readings Region: Mediterranean Sea Topic: Various Topics
The self-determination process in Western Sahara accumulates a series of cases that result in a successive violation of collective and individual rights, which has been repeated for years.
Trump's American position in favour of the Moroccan thesis over Western Sahara, and that of his successor Joe Biden who takes the middle baton are counterproductive and draws a new American policy in the Maghreb.
21/03/2021 Free Readings Region: Mediterranean Sea Topic: Various Topics
From fierce post-World War One fighting in the 1920s to the Cyprus dispute that erupted in the 1970s, the Aegean Sea has always been a source of contention between Greece and Turkey.
Today, it has once again returned to the top of international headlines, with demagogic speeches in both Athens and Ankara reviving a long-standing conflict between both countries.
14/09/2020 Free Readings Region: Mediterranean Sea Topic: Conflicts
In early August, the foreign ministers of Egypt and Greece signed an agreement in Cairo on a preliminary plan for maritime borders between the two countries in the Mediterranean.
The map, which was published at the time of the announcement, showed that the agreement was in fact only partial, and lacks key details.
13/08/2020 Free Readings Region: Mediterranean Sea Topic: Conflicts
Dr. Eugene KOGAN
The trilateral military cooperation, begun in November 2017, has all the necessary components to become decisive for the three countries in the eastern Mediterranean in the long-term. In addition, the US is fully behind the three countries, sending a clear signal to Ankara not to provoke conflict in the region.
25/03/2020 Free Readings Region: Mediterranean Sea Topic: Military Issues
With the two front men of the Libyan civil war in the spotlight - Fayez Sarraj, the leader of the “Government of National Accord” recognised by the international community and headquartered in Tripoli, and the field marshal Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the so called “Libyan National Army” which controls the eastern part of the country - on the 19th of January 2020, and after long and difficult preparations, Berlin hosted the international peace conference on Libya.
21/01/2020 Free Readings Region: Mediterranean Sea Topic: Geopolitics and Geostrategy