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.
Aside from rare exceptions, the security sector reform is not among the priorities of the EU when it comes to dealing with the political reform in the Mediterranean.
The terrorist attacks occurring over the past few months in different Maghreb countries give the impression of a consolidation of radical Islamic violence in the region.
The Western Sahara dispute is one of the oldest regional conflicts, dating back to 1975. It is also one of the most complex affairs due to the imbroglio of factors having directly or indirectly contributed to its evolution and destiny.
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.