The religious and ideological factors of violent extremism

by Amel Boubekeur* Analysing the ideological dimensions of Jihadism is a controversial exercise. While the Euromed Survey was not primarily designed to tackle this dimension, some questions incidentally related to it and respondents were also offered the possibility of expanding on it in the framework of open questions. Many researchers, journalists and politicians find it difficult to accept that such violence can be politically or … Continuer de lire The religious and ideological factors of violent extremism

Roland Lombardi: “Saudi Arabia needs great Egypt to counter Iran”

by Hervé Pugi. For some time, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have had a somewhat “love/hate” relationship. Allies of convenience against the Muslim Brotherhood after the upheaval of 2011, these two states are born again from the ashes of animosity from another era. We review the deterioration of relations with our expert, Roland Lombardi*. Scribouille: Strong tensions erupted between Egypt and Saudi Arabia at the Arab … Continuer de lire Roland Lombardi: “Saudi Arabia needs great Egypt to counter Iran”

Yemeni Civil War: a bleak adventure

by Hervé Pugi. It is behind closed doors but especially faced with shocking indifference that Yemen has been at war for more than a year. The Sunni coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, seems to have reached a deadlock and, as always, it is the civilians who pay the high price for this macabre adventure. Far from restoring any sort of legitimacy, above all this military … Continuer de lire Yemeni Civil War: a bleak adventure

Is Arabic more than just a language?

by Hervé Pugi. Five times a day, the Adhan resounds in the entire Muslim world. Across the globe, it is in Arabic that the muezzin announces the immutable call to prayer. For the worshippers, Arabic is a sacred language but between the words of the Koran pronounced in the mosques and the language in the streets of the Middle East and North Africa, there is … Continuer de lire Is Arabic more than just a language?