The following article appeared in the Jerusalem Report, March 7, 2016 The ill-advised declaration on February 6 by Infrastructure and Energy Minister Yuval Steinetz that Egypt had flooded some of Hamas’s Gazan smuggling tunnels at Israel’s request brought attention to an important development: Israeli-Egyptian relations have over the last two years reached an unprecedented level […]
This article is based on a paper presented at the June 8-9, 2009 conference entitled “Israel and the Arab States: Parallel Interests, Relations, and Strategies,” jointly held in Jerusalem by the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The article presents an overview of Israeli-Maghrebi relations since Israel’s establishment. It also discusses cooperation with Israel in various spheres and ideas on how to further promote this.
Published by the GLORIA Center,Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya Volume 10, No. 3, Article 8/10 – September 2006Total Circulation 22,500 MAGHREB REGIME SCENARIOSBruce Maddy-Weitzman* This article reviews three possible regime scenarios for the three principle Maghreb countries of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. The three scenarios include: the Islamization of the political sphere, the continuation of the authoritarian […]
Earlier in the century, many in the region adopted the Eurocentric term ‘Middle East’ to describe the area where they lived. Doing so marked an undeclared acknowledgement of Western superiority. That imbalance remains in force today, despite their achievements–the attainment of independence, withdrawal of imperial powers, and consolidation of national identities. Engaging in […]
A proper understanding of the Islamic challenge in Algeria and comparing the Algerian experience to Morocco and Tunisia is urgent. Not only is the Maghrib different than the Mashriq (Arab East), but experience within the Maghrib itself is highly varied. Algeria’s sudden, wholesale adoption of a Western-style political liberalization program in 1989-91 was unprecedented in […]