Month: May 2017

The many reasons why EU External Action is promoting human rights in Lebanon

The principles of liberty, respect for human rights, democratic values and fundamental freedoms are inherent to the European Union, as stated in Article 2 of the EUT “Article 2 -The Union is founded on the values of respect for human...

/ 24 May 2017

Yemen is the first challenge for Donald Trump’s Middle East

In January 28, U.S Navy SEALS carried out an operation against an al-Qaeda compound in southwestern Yemen with the coordination of U.A.E elite forces. But what could have been the new administration’s first triumph against terrorism, eventually triggered much controversy...

/ 22 May 2017

Rouhani’s new policy brings reformists to victory in Iran

In an era when Iran’s relations with the West had entered a path towards reconciliation, the country’s May 2017 presidential elections came as an inevitable tipping point. Or, at least, it is so from a purely Western perspective. The incumbent...