In the last years of the 2010s, the competitive intervention of rival powers in the Syrian crisis escalated into a contest to carve out spheres of geo-political influence in the country.
El equilibrio en las relaciones cívico-militares en el plano interno, y el papel geopolítico en el externo, marcan las cuestiones de seguridad del país.
The doctrine of human security is gaining supporters. At a time when the topic is at the forefront of debates on security in the United Nations, a large part of the world-opinion supports its main postulates.
In 2005 the Sahara’s conflict entered its thirtieth year, without anybody being able to talk of victory or defeat on either side.
The 2005 European panorama will be remembered for the blockade of the European Constitution in the French and Dutch Referendums; with regards to the Mediterranean, for Gaza's Israeli withdrawal.
For three weeks from the end of October 2005, France experienced a bout of urban violence which in its own way featured all the essential elements that I have described in this chapter.
The year 2005 was, in some ways, a misleading one as far the incidence of terrorism in the Mediterranean region was concerned.
Prior to exploring the Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon as an essential event in 2005, both in this small country and in the entire region, it is imperative to speak of the months preceding the year of great events.
Just when everyone has spontaneously come to recognise the existence of terrorism, it has now become difficult to define it.
On 11th March 2004, terrorists inspired by a neo-Salafist conception of the Islamic faith perpetrated a slaughter in Madrid.
In 2003-04, Syria struggled to cope with the consequences of its stand against the US invasion and occupation of Iraq.
The invasion of Iraq by United States troops in March 2003 has prompted an important crisis in the Atlantic Alliance.