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A Small, Good Thing: Abe’s GCC Tour

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security, University of Tokyo No news is good news. Prime Minister Abe has completed his Arab Gulf tour from January 12 to 15, without much surprise or sensation. Abe’s journey to Saudi Arabia, UAE

قادر 2020/ حماية وطن في مصر وحامي أوروبا 2020 في دول الناتو

بقلم: سيد غنيم “قادر 2020/ حماية وطن” يناير 2020 على كافة الاتجاهات الإستراتيجية لمصر.و”حامي أوروبا 2020″ أبريل مايو 2020 في دول الناتو على كافة الاتجاهات الإستراتيجية لأوروبا. مصر تجري أكبر مناوراتها العسكرية والتي يطلق عليها عسكرياً وإعلامياً “قادر 2020 –

US-Iran Duel in Which No One Dears to Intervene

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security The year 2020 started with a duel between the US and Iran. The surprise drone attack by the US on Jan. 3 to assassinate Qasem Soleimani, who was major general of the Islamic

Ghosn in Beirut, or Yom Kippur Attack on Japanese People

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security, University of Tokyo Carlos Ghosn, Ex-Nissan CEO, fled from Japan to Beirut, Lebanon on Dec. 30, 2019. This incident disrupted serenity of the most important festival season in Japan. From end of the

تطورات الأزمة الليبية.. وشرق المتوسط

مقدمة بعد ثماني سنوات من سقوط معمر القذافي، لا تزال ليبيا في حالة من الفوضى، تعمل حكومة الائتلاف الليبية على إثبات وجودها أمام المجتمع الدولي خاصة الأمم المتحدة التي اعترفت بها. في المقابل، يسعى الجيش الليبي للسيطرة على الحكم، في

Rouhani in Tokyo, or Japan’s Strategic Innocence

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security, University of Tokyo Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Japan from December 20 to 21. It was the first visit of an incumbent Iranian president since Mohammad Khatami in 2000. The visit was part

Waterworks around the Nile

Pr. Marc Lavergne, Senior Fellow Researcher (Emeritus) on MENA & Horn of Africa at the French National Center for Scientific Research (French). Negotiations just started in Washington between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia this 6th

A world under fire

Pr. Marc Lavergne, Senior Fellow Researcher (Emeritus) on MENA & Horn of Africa at the French National Center for Scientific Research (French). A few days ago, Amin Maalouf, a celebrated novelist and thinker, member of the French Academy, who among

The Sahel, failed States or failed Aid ?

Pr. Marc Lavergne, Senior Fellow Researcher (Emeritus) on MENA & Horn of Africa at the French National Center for Scientific Research (French). The recent summoning by President Macron of the Sahelian leaders has been met with sharp popular criticism in

Japan Getting into the Middle East Hot Water

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security Japan’s ruling coalition parties approved a proposed plan for sending Japan’s Self Defense Forces (JSDF) vessels to the Middle East. Based on that, in the coming week, probably on Dec. 23, the Japanese