Tag: Algeria

Normalization of Morocco’s Relations with Zionist Regime; Turning Israel into a Security Threat to Algeria

Strategic Council Online – Morocco is the last country that has taken measures for normalization of relations with the Zionist regime. This country, along with Egypt, Jordan, the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan, is the sixth country in the Arab world that establishes diplomatic relations with Israel. In return for the normalization of relations, Morocco received recognition of possession of Western Sahara.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Expert on international affairs

Support for Moroccan Sovereignty over Western Sahara; Trump’s Reward to Moroccan Government

Strategic Council Online – Former Middle East director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stating that the conflict in Western Sahara will not end easily, noted: It seems that under the current situation an opportunity has been created for the Moroccan government to make an exchange in return for official recognition of Israel and get concessions from the Trump administration at the end of his term for taking control over Western Sahara.

Turkey’s Presence in Libya, Motives and Dimensions

Strategic Council Online – Turkey is trying to use the leverage of its military presence in Libya to pave the way for political negotiations on political and economic interests, particularly on the sharing of Eastern Mediterranean energy resources.
Hassan Ashrafi – Researcher on Turkey’s affairs

Outcome of the poor participation of people in Algeria Constitution referendum

Strategic Council Online—Opinion: The referendum on a new constitution for Algeria was held on the first of October 2020 with the participation of political parties such as Talae al-Horriat (the third party of presidential elections of 2019) and Jibhat ul-Mustaqbal (the fifth party) and the opposition of Islamist parties such as Movement of Society for Peace (known as HAMAS), the Algerian Labors Party and the Algerian Justice and Development Front. In the referendum on Algeria’s new constitution, only 23.84 per cent of the people voted for further change and amendments in the governing rules and administration. The draft text of the new constitution was approved with the yes vote of 66 per cent of the participants while 33 per cent opposed it. This is while 76 per cent of the eligible voters did not participate in the referendum, encouraging the leaders of some of Algeria’s political parties to nullify the plebiscite.
Mahmoud Fazeli—expert of international issues

Normalization of Sudan’s Relations with Israel and Probability of Outbreak of Internal Conflicts

Strategic Council Online – A former Middle East Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that a large part of Sudanese society is not yet ready to accept the normalization of relations with Israel. He noted: Given that this measure is unlikely to help solve Sudan’s living and economic problems, it after a while, this decision may become the source of internal disputes and conflicts in Sudan.

Egypt-Turkey Rivalry in Libya

Strategic Council Online – A university professor said that Turkey’s sphere of influence and territorialization in Libya is approaching the strategic depth and the first influence of Egypt, and in some cases they overlap. He added that at the beginning outbreak of clashes between Egypt and Turkey exists on the battlefield, but after a while when the two sides reach a balance in interests and the war turns into one of attrition they will go for negotiations.

Libya; Scene of Turkey-Egypt Proxy War

Strategic Council Online – For the Westerners, any defeat and retreat of General Haftar’s forces mean the defeat of Egypt and the Arab reactionary states, which have sought to secure Western interests in Libya on a proxy basis, and now with the big defeat of Khalifa Haftar’s forces, have left the battlefield to the rival forces supported by Turkey.
Jafar Qanadbashi – African Affairs Expert

Risk of Regional Warfare in Libya and UN Inefficiency

Strategic Council Online: Former Iranian ambassador to Libya criticizing the UN role and performance in Libya crisis said the outbreak of a regional war in Libya is unlikely but current violence and political confrontations will continue.

Algerian Protests Outlook

Strategic Council Online: An analyst on African and West Asian affairs, referring to Algeria’s presidential election and the subsequent unrests, said the opposition’s capacity was not big enough to accomplish their goals behind the protest rallies; so it seems that the government would eventually succeed in forcing the opposition to stop their demonstrations first by giving them promises and then by threatening them.

Analyzing Algerian Unrest

Strategic Council Online: The coincidence of the unrests in Algeria and Sudan with the spread of domestic conflicts in Libya, has led some analysts to speak of the common roots of these events. These analysts believe that the developments in Sudan, Algeria and Libya are caused by a new wave of changes started from Africa following the defeat of the Arab Spring in the north and northeast Africa.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – African and West Asian Affairs Expert