The "geniuses" with whom I sit in the neighborhood café every morning have innovative explanations and solutions for the difficulties, crises, problems, epidemics, and disasters that are emerging, inside and abroad, starting from Corona vaccines, through economic hardship to the ship stuck in the Suez Canal.
The 2016 Human Rights Watch (HRW) country report for Syria documents the escalating use of violence in the war-torn country. Five years after the start of a conflict that involves numerous state and non-state actors, violations of human rights and international war treaties and protocols have become a daily occurrence. However, Syria’s appalling human rights record goes back decades.
What is the state of security today in Morocco? An initial answer would be that the country is still vulnerable for a number of reasons. According to recent reports, Moroccan jihadists are continuing to join IS in Libya and are increasing communication and coordination with sympathizers back home.
A staunch defender of women’s rights, Mounib is a symbol and a champion of women’s emancipation in Morocco. By becoming the first Moroccan woman to lead a political party, Mounib is an icon for young people of both sexes.
A military coup attempt in Turkey on Friday 15 July failed, but the future of the country’s democracy, and survival as a nation state, is bleak. The prospect for the Turkish Republic, although it escaped a military takeover, does not look bright.