EGYPT TURMOIL: IS ARAB SPRING 2 IN PROGRESS?

Egypt protests

Egypt is again facing turmoil as hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy protesters started demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The protesters are demanding the resignation of the President. President Sisi is facing corruption allegations. President Sisi denied any involvement in corruption.  Media sources claim that about 74 protesters have been arrested by security forces.  Various human rights groups called for the immediate release of detained protesters. A statement was issued by the Human Rights Watch (HRW). The statement urges Egyptian authorities to respect the people’s right to peaceful protest. Experts…

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SAUDI OIL ATTACKS AND CHANGING REGIONAL DYNAMICS

Saudi Oil Attacks

Tensions are rising in the Gulf after the Saudi Oil attacks. In a recent statement, Iran said that any attack from Saudi Arabia and the USA will amount to an all-out war. Saudi oil attacks resulted in a reduction of 5 percent of total oil production.  Irani backed Houthi rebels claimed the responsibility of the Saudi oil attack. However Saudi officials claim that the attack was carried out by a cruise missile from Iran and it is equivalent to an act of war. On the other hand, the US says…

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ISRAELI ELECTIONS: A DEEP ANALYSIS ON ISRAELI POLITICS

Israeli Elections 2019

Israel an important country in the Middle East. Its democratic norms are exemplary in the region. This is why Israeli elections carry great importance in the region. People have cast their votes and counting is underway. Experts believe that these Israel elections are a referendum for Benjamin Netanyahu.  Netanyahu has become the longest-serving prime minister of Israel. He wants to get people’s confidence for his fifth tenure. However, competition is very tough. His opponent is Benny Gantz. Gantz is a former army chief and belongs to the centrist Blue and…

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REMOVAL OF JOHN BOLTON AND FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGES OF USA

Trump removes John Bolton

Finally, the Trump-Bolton differences ended in the removal of John Bolton. In a sudden move, US President Donald Trump asked his advisor John Bolton to leave the office. John Bolton was famous for his hawkish stance on foreign policy matters. Experts believe that President Trump and John Bolton indulged in differences over policymaking on Iran, Afghanistan and other international matters.  In a twitter post, President Trump said that He had asked Bolton to leave the office. He further mentioned that He and the administration had strong differences with Bolton on…

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TUNISIA ELECTIONS 2019

Tunisian Elections

Tunisian presidential elections are going to held on September 15, 2019. These Tunisian elections are the 2nd such votes after the 2011 Arab spring. Tunisian authorities gave a swift reaction over the death of President Beji Caid Essebsi. President Essebsi died in July while three months of his tenure were remaining. Speaker of the parliament has taken over the office as interim president. Shortly after the death of the president, Tunisian authorities announced the date of new presidential elections. Tunisian has been suffering from economic instability since the 2011 Arab…

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