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Dr. Tewfik Aclimandos

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Is Italy Sliding Back to Political Instability?

In a time-critical step, three Italian parties that were involved in the coalition government forced Prime Minister Mario Draghi and his government to step...

An Unprecedented Situation: France’s Legislative Elections and Venturing into Uncharted Waters

“The antithesis of what France’s 1985 Constitution was designed to stifle” –this is how we can describe the unprecedented situation which France’s legislative elections...

The New Reality in Afghanistan: The US in Search of a New Strategy

On 27 August 2021, Dr. Stephen Walt, a brilliant leader in international relations and Foreign Policy columnist, wrote an article expressing the view that...

The right comparison?

I attended Egypt’s National Youth Conference for the first time this year, when two sessions evoked the development of terrorism and the complicated issue...

The discourse on Egypt

Some colleagues who recently went to Europe were appalled by what they heard from various officials there. “They still do not understand the true...

On deradicalisation: Marc Sageman and the psychology of jihadists

A month ago, a friend asked me to write a very short piece on de-radicalisation and the deadline was quite short — less than...

The European Union: Domestic crises and reduced foreign influence

Multiple local challenges have cast shadows on the European Union’s foreign policies recently, including: 1- Crises of the democratic model that have increased against the backdrop...

Hatred in French politics

I am currently reading French authors Gerard Davet and Fabrice Lhomme’s book Hatred: the Sarkozy Years. It is not as impressive as a previous...

Enduring Stereotypes?

Those who regularly read my column will know that I have spent the last 15 days with a marvellous book, the US academic Martin...

Egypt, Europe and the World

For Egypt, the 20th century was the century of the struggle for independence and national liberation, both of which were achieved. A majority of Egyptians...

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