El rompecabezas yemení

El pasado mes de septiembre Yemen -para algunos el gran olvidado de la “Primavera Árabe”- volvió a inundar los titulares de medios nacionales e internacionales. A pesar de la decisión del Gobierno, en un intento de poner fin a protestas y sentadas incesantes, de dimitir y dar paso a un Gobierno de tecnócratas, la inestabilidad …

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Claves de las elecciones en Bahrein (español)

Bahrein celebró  ayer la primera ronda de elecciones legislativas y locales y, al igual que ha ocurrido con la gran mayoría de acontecimientos que desde hace unos años han sacudido el país, escasos parecen ser los medios de prensa que hacen referencia a estos comicios y a las circunstancias que les rodean. Escenario privilegiado de la guerra …

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Bahrain’s elections. Don’t hold your breath.

On Nov. 22, Bahrain held a first round of legislative and local elections. Similar to what has happened with the majority of events that have taken place in the country throughout the last few years, few in the media refer to both the vote itself and the circumstances surrounding it.Bahrain sets itself as a privileged …

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Hezbollah under strain

Talking about politics in Lebanon is always tantamount to wondering about the status of Hezbollah (meaning "Party of God"). Hezbollah is, at the same time, as The Economist likes to call it, a party-cum-militia, created within the Shia community and funded by Iran during the country's civil war - in 1982 - with the main …

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Kurdistan: one people scattered throughout four countries

On the occasion of the start of the Kurdish new year and before hundred of thousands of feverish supporters, imprisoned PKK (Kurdistan Worker Party, branded by many countries as terrorist organization) leader, Abdullah Ocalan, surprised many by announcing last week both a ceasefire and the withdrawal of all the group's forces (experts reckon they amount …

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