TUNISIA, THE ONLY TRUE ARAB SPRING
THE CASE FOR SHUTTING DOWN THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
The International Criminal Court in the Hague has failed in its primary objective: pursuing criminals responsible for crimes such as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity that are not indicted by their respective nation states. Apart from a bunch of African warlords, African opposition members and African officials – indeed, all those currently indicted by the Court come from the African continent..
THE LABYRINTH OF INTERESTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
the Middle East there exists no certainties, but a
continuously evolving situation that does not allow
for lasting alliances, rewards from political stances,
or a clear definition of who is a friend and who is
not. Today's friend could be your enemy tomorrow and
vice-versa. Often the enemy of my enemy fatally
becomes my friend, albeit temporarily so. This happens
because interests intersect one another and there
exist no ideological common denominators, just threats
that either unite or divide. Thus alliances, although
unnatural, find their own peculiar logic.
The cause of all this is surely to be found in the social upheavals that have invested the Middle East in the past two years...