Robert Malley, directeur du programme Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord à Crisis Group, parle avec Arte Journal aux conséquences en Moyen-Orient du victoire d’Obama.
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As Clinton preps for Asia-Pacific tour, is North Korea capable of reform? | NBC News
By Eric Baculinao
Change in North Korea, and its potential impact on American interests in the Asia-Pacific, is likely to be on the agenda when US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets Chinese leaders next month on her region-wide tour.
Iran Challenges Isolation Imposed by Sanctions at Meeting | Business Week
By Jonathan Tirone and Yeganeh Salehi
Iran is using a summit of non- aligned nations as a platform to challenge U.S. and European attempts to isolate the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program, looking to build support among a largely sympathetic bloc of countries as it contends with sanctions.
Photo: Map of Non-Aligned Movement members Credit: Baikonur/Wikimedia Commons
“Gaza enjoys a strategic depth, and Hamas a political one, that both lacked not long ago. Relations have improved with a vast array of countries, and more progress is expected.”
-Crisis Group’s new report, Light at the End of their Tunnels? Hamas & the Arab Uprisings
"The situation in Sinai has become a top concern for the Israeli government, which sees it as a no-man’s-land to which various militant groups – and advanced weaponry – find their way."
— Light at the End of their Tunnels? Hamas & the Arab Uprisings, a new report from Crisis Group
"Amid momentous changes affecting the region, Hamas has sought to postpone critical decisions, largely adopting a wait-and-see posture."
—Crisis Group’s latest report: Light at the End of their Tunnels? Hamas & the Arab Uprisings
"Hamas’s choice about which way to turn – toward Cairo or Ramallah; fully into the Arab fold or with a foot still on Iran’s side – is not being considered in a vacuum. It is being debated against the backdrop of its experiences over the last six years, since it won the legislative elections in 2006. It also will be influenced, to a degree, by future steps taken by the West."
— Light at the End of their Tunnels? Hamas & the Arab Uprisings, Crisis Group’s new report.
“… in the early months of the Arab revolts, Hamas’s fortunes seemed to be changing in a way the movement could have only dreamed of, offering what it hoped would be an unprecedented chance to advance its goals in the region, as well as in Gaza, the West Bank and Palestinian society generally…”
- a map and an excerpt from Crisis Group’s latest report on Hamas and the Arab Uprisings
US, EU urge peaceful resolution | Myanmar Times
By Zaw Win Than
BOTH the United States and European Union expressed deep concern over violence in Rakhine State and urged a peaceful resolution to the crisis, which has seen a state of emergency declared in the region.
“The United States continues to be deeply concerned about reports of ongoing ethnic and sectarian violence in western Burma’s Rakhine State and urges all parties to exercise restraint and immediately halt all attacks. The Burmese government has announced a State of Emergency and curfews in Rakhine State, but reports of violence continue,” US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a statement on June 11.
“We join others in the international community and call on authorities to work with local leaders – together with Muslim, Buddhist, and ethnic representatives, including Rohingya – to halt the ongoing violence, begin a dialogue toward a peaceful resolution, and ensure an expeditious and transparent investigation into these incidents that respects due process and the rule of law,” said Clinton.
U.S. Hopes Assad Can Be Eased Out With Russia’s Aid | The New York Times
By Helene Cooper and Mark Landler
In a new effort to halt more than a year of bloodshed in Syria, President Obama will push for the departure of President Bashar al-Assad under a proposal modeled on the transition in another strife-torn Arab country, Yemen.
The plan calls for a negotiated political settlement that would satisfy Syrian opposition groups but that could leave remnants of Mr. Assad’s government in place. Its goal is the kind of transition under way in Yemen, where after months of violent unrest, President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to step down and hand control to his vice president, Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, in a deal arranged by Yemen’s Arab neighbors. Mr. Hadi, though later elected in an uncontested vote, is viewed as a transitional leader.
The success of the plan hinges on Russia, one of Mr. Assad’s staunchest allies, which has strongly opposed his removal.
Photo: Mikhail Klimentyev/NY Times