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Baki 7our Mansour


Baki 7our Mansour on Algeria, Mali, and Social Media

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[This post is part of an ongoing Profile of a Contemporary Conduit series on Jadaliyya that seeks to highlight distinct voices primarily in and from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.]  Jadaliyya (J): What motivated you to start blogging  Baki 7our Mansour (B7M): At the end of 2009, I started tweeting and my first real interventions were during what was called "the football war" between Egypt and Algeria. We then reached ...

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Mali in Focus, Part One: The Jihadist Offensive Revisited

[A public transport minibus is stopped by Malian soldiers at a checkpoint at the entrance to Markala, approximately forty km outside Segou on the road to Diabaly, in central Mali, Monday, 14 January 2013. Despite intensive aerial bombardments by French warplanes, Islamist insurgents grabbed more territory in Mali on Monday and got much closer to the capital, French and Malian authorities said. In the latest setback, the al-Qaida-linked extremists overran the garrison village of Diabaly in central Mali, France's defense minister said in Paris. Image from AP Photo/Harouna Traore.]

[This article is the first of a three-part series featuring different perspectives on the recent developments in Mali.] Although the jihadists in northern Mali share the same radical Islamist substrate, we were expecting to see Iyad Ag Ghaly’s Ansar Eddine (AD) movement cloak itself in a more moderate attitude in return for having obtained a respectable status in the Azawad conflict. This was the wish expressed by several international mediators—namely Algeria and Burkina ...

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Baki 7our Mansour


Baki 7our Mansour est un analyste de la politique intérieure algérienne et de la politique internationale, observateur averti des évènements, qui donne un avis indépendant faisant appel à un bon sens critique dans song blog Un regard averti sur l'Algérie et le Monde

Baki 7our Mansour is an Algerian domestic and international policy analyst and observer of events. He gives independent views using a critical sense on his blog Un regard averti sur l'Algérie et le Monde