Política Exterior de los Estados Unidos

How has military intervention in Libya shaped the Arab Spring?

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Arab Spring
Arab Spring
Arab Spring
Middle East Conflict
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Peace & Security
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TNI debate, 5 April 2011
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Article
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TNI Director, Fiona Dove: Good day and welcome to this debate. I have two TNI fellows with me today, Dr Kamil Mahdi and Phyllis Bennis -- both specialists on the Middle East, to discuss the Arab Spring, Libya and the bigger region. Perhaps we can start with the question: What is the difference between Libya and Iraq as regards the military intervention? Kamil Mahdi: Clearly the intervention is... Leer más

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Egypt Now: Revolution and Counter-Revolution

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Amy Holmes**

Date: Thursday, 21 April 2011
Time: 17h30 - 19h30

Direct from Cairo, Dr Holmes will talk about the internal and external dynamics that led to the collapse of the Mubarak regime in Egypt, as well as the current period characterized by military rule. While the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has stated its intention to lead the country in the transition to democracy, the outcome of this transition is anything but clear. After assuming power on February 11, the SCAF has adopted a heavy-handed approach: Military tribunals of civilians have become commonplace. On March 23 a law was passed that outlawed demonstrations and labor strikes.The military has also been accused of torturing demonstrators and forcibly conducting virginity tests on detained women. Furthermore, there remains the possibility of a putsch, as a group called “Officers for the Revolution” are openly mobilizing against Field Marshall Tantawi, the Head of the SCAF. While it has become commonplace to refer to the "Egyptian Revolution" - it is not at all clear that what has happened in Egypt can be considered as such, especially as counter-revolutionary forces are currently gaining momentum.

** Dr. Holmes has lived in Egypt for three years and was in Cairo throughout the uprising. She is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the American University in Cairo and a documentary filmmaker.

This event is being organised by the Transnational Institute. Light refreshments will be served. To confirm your participation please e-mail Brid Brennan: bridbrennan [at] tni.org For further information telephone: 020-662.6698

How to reach TNI: Take Bus 22 from in front of Central Station – Get off at Nassauplein-cross the street at the Traffic lights – this brings you to de Wittenstraat.

For Media enquiries: Please contact TNI Office, at emailtni [at] tni.org, or telephone 020-6626608

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Jueves, Abril 21, 2011
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Arab Spring
Middle East Conflict
Military Bases
Democratisation
Just Solutions
Just Solutions
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Peace & Security

Another missed opportunity

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Trade
Just Solutions
Trade
Just Solutions
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Peace & Security
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Obama in Latin America
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Article
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s most audacious phrase during his trip to Latin America that ended this week was "We are all Americans. Todos somos Americanos." The phrase seemed designed to provoke rants from the right wing in the United States. But in fact, the right wing and the mainstream media largely overlooked Obama's tour.... Leer más

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Libia y el debate sobre zona de exclusión aérea

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Arab Spring
Arab Spring
Arab Spring
Middle East Conflict
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Peace & Security
Paz y Seguridad
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UN resolution goes far beyond no-fly zone

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Collection: 
Arab Spring
Arab Spring
Arab Spring
Middle East Conflict
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Peace & Security
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Article
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Libya’s opposition movement faces a ruthless military assault. They have already paid a far higher price in lost and broken lives than activists in any of the other democratic uprisings shaping this year’s Arab Spring. They are desperate. So it is not surprising that they have urged, demanded, pleaded for international support from the powerful countries and institutions most able to provide... Leer más

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Video: Bennis on the Libya no-fly zone debate

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Arab Spring
Arab Spring
Arab Spring
Middle East Conflict
Democratisation
Just Solutions
Just Solutions
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Peace & Security
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Multi-media
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Against a No Fly zone in Libya

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Middle East Conflict
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Peace & Security
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Article
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Today in Libya, civilians are being killed by a besieged and isolated dictator. Libyan warplanes have been used to attack civilians, although the vast majority of the violence has come from ground attacks. The Libyan opposition’s provisional national council, meeting in Benghazi, is debating whether they should request military support from the international community, maybe the UN or NATO,... Leer más

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Libya And Beyond: What’s Next For Democracy?

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Arab Spring
Arab Spring
Arab Spring
Democratisation
Just Solutions
Just Solutions
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Peace & Security
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Article
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In Egypt, the relatively short-lived military crackdown by the hated security agencies and pro-regime thugs actually strengthened the opposition, reminding the millions in the streets exactly what they were protesting against. In Libya, the Gaddafi regime seems to have turned that lesson on its head, apparently believing that if their response is violent enough, brutal enough, murderous enough,... Leer más

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