Following a revolt in Tunisia sparked by the suicide of a university graduate prevented by police from selling fruit and vegetables to make a living, President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was forced to flee the country last week after 23 years in power.
There are many regional and local conflicts that are linked to the “War on Terror.” As argued in the thirteenth article in this series, resolving these conflicts would help reduce the scope and intensity of that war, but doing so has proven extremely difficult up to now.
The Iraqi firebrand Moqtada Al-Sadr has returned to Iraq almost four years after his last public appearance in the country.
Pakistan’s relationship to the “War on Terror” has been highly ambivalent. On the one hand, Pakistan played a key role in facilitating the U.S.-led intervention in Afghanistan from shortly after 9/11 up to the present. It has permitted the transit of matériel across Pakistani territory to U.S.
Yemen has witnessed many conflicts since the early 1960s. Currently, there is conflict taking place between the Saleh regime and the Houthi rebels in the north. There is also tension between the Saleh regime and southern secessionists.
Following the most recent setback to U.S.
Hostility between Iran on the one hand and the United States, as well as several of its allies (especially Israel), on the other is something that began long before the “War on Terror.” Shortly after the success of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran sought to export its brand of revolution throug