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The Iran-Haftar links in Libya

The Iran-Haftar links in Libya

Dr Ali Bakeer analyzes the potential connections between the current commander of the Tobruk-based Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iraq: Security Sector Reform regarding paramilitary units

Iraq: Security Sector Reform regarding paramilitary units

The degrees to which the various paramilitary groups, namely from the Popular Mobilisation Forces, or ‘al-Hashd ash-Shaabi’, have been merged with or maintain autonomy within the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) has a direct relation to the de facto political situation in the Iraqi parliament.

Egypt and Ethiopia dispute the dam. Is there a real risk of conflict?

Egypt and Ethiopia dispute the dam. Is there a real risk of conflict?

Another round of negotiations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia concerning the Ethiopian project to build the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile has ended with a stalemate. The dispute over the construction of a hydroelectric power plant has been going for years and neither side seems willing to make any concessions.

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