Deciphering Morocco’s military procurement strategy

On May 17, 2011, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) advised congress on a possible foreign military sale (FMS) estimated at about 50 million U.S. dollars to Morocco. In a continuous effort to revamp its air force inventory, Morocco had submitted a military procurement order to the U.S. government for 20 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block [...]

Strategic thinking and solidarity to national social justice struggles

For centuries, national social justice movements have brought about fundamental change. The Anti-Slavery Movement in the United States led to the abolition of slavery in 1865. In the Netherlands, women fought for, and obtained, the right to vote in 1919. The campaigns of the African-American Civil Rights Movement led to the adoption of the Civil [...]

The Jasmine Revolution: The ontology between Geert Wilders, Arend Lijphart and Intellectual Myopia (VIDEO)

Abstract This essay focuses on the role of political barometers that measure political attitudes on the Arab, Latin, African and Asian continent, rather its predictive value for the course of democracy under the umbrella of Islam. This essay theorizes that support for democracy in the Arab countries does not preclude Islam, because Islam in and [...]

Africa, France: Who is Nafissatou Diallo? Victim or conspirator? (VIDEOS)

In the debate over the alleged sexual assault by former International Monetary Fund managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) of a hotel chambermaid in New York on May 14, 2011, attention is now shifting from his guilt or innocence, to the identity of the alleged victim. Nafissatou Diallo [fr] is a Guinean woman who received political [...]

Nigeria: Jonathan sworn in as president for a full four year term

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been sworn in for his first full elected term as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Sunday May 29, 2011. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati Tweet about it Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a [...]

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