USA Foreign Politics, Obama and the Middle East: Change?

Obama’s election to the presidency of the United States marks the end of the Bush era, and represents a major evolution in terms of sociological impact in the American society. His campaign was based on the key word of “Change” and his victory brings up a lot of expectations for numerous American citizens, especially the … Continue reading

Incroyable Darina

Imaginez votre émotion à la lecture d’un très bon livre. Décuplez-la au centuple. Vous aurez alors une vague idée de la claque magistrale que représente Darina El Joundi sur scène. Cette actrice-née a su donner corps et vie à la voix de son roman Le jour ou Nina Simone a cessé de chanter. Drapée dans … Continue reading

Le voyage du Général Aoun en Syrie : origines et bilan

Le séjour du chef du Courant Patriotique Libre (CPL) Michel Aoun chez son voisin et ancien ennemi syrien marque-t-il l’avènement d’une nouvelle ère dans les relations entre la Syrie et le Liban ? Cette visite du Général succède à celle du Président Sleimane, ainsi que d’autres membres du gouvernement à Damas qui ont également rencontré … Continue reading

The Consequences of the Gaza embargo: A Human disaster!

The Gaza strip and its population have suffered a quasi complete embargo from the Israelis since Hamas “Coup d’Etat” against the Palestinian Authority in June 2007. Gaza has been declared since then “hostile entity” by Israel. The totality of the checkpoints and other sources of supply have therefore been bolted by Tsahal, the Israeli army, … Continue reading

Egyptian Youth on the Rise

Since 2000, Egypt has witnessed increased political activism from the youngsters on external and national issues. This follows a decade of political demobilization from this branch of the society. The popular support for the second Palestinian Intifada in 2000 stimulated this awakening from the youth. This latter constitutes around one third of the Egyptian population[i] … Continue reading