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Tunisia, Egypt, Libya: the boomerang effect in France

In a previous post, I discussed the recent Tunisian travel of Michèle Alliot-Marie, the French Foreign Minister. Yesterday, she officially resigned. Why? There is a direct link between the recent democratic upheavals in Northern Africa and French politics. Indeed, the … Continue reading

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Tunisia and Egypt in 2011: Political analysis or fortune-telling?

In January and February 2011, Tunisia and Egypt respectively ousted their dictators Ben Ali and Moubarak. The roots of these revolutions were easily identifiable and explainable: high unemployment, poverty, corruption, lack of democracy. However, most historians, journalists, political analysts and … Continue reading

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The not-so surprising French aftermaths of the Tunisian and Egyptian protests

The French Foreign minister, Michèle Alliot-Marie is in political turmoil. She spent her last holidays in Tunisia and according to the satirical French newspaper, Le canard enchainé, used a private jet belonging to someone linked to Ben Ali. It could … Continue reading

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