Prof. Mario Caligiuri: “The degeneration of democracy is like the sleep of reason: it gives rise to monsters”
Prof. Mario Caligiuri. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You are a world-class intelligence expert. How do you explain the inability of some Western countries to fight terrorism?
Prof. Mario Caligiuri: Any social problem must be understood in its true nature, which is cultural. The West interprets the world with its own eyes and does not necessarily understand it completely. The invasion of Iraq on the basis of false information indicating the existence of chemical weapons that did not exist, or the intervention against Gaddafi in Libya to stabilize the situation and ultimately create chaos, were obvious mistakes. Lire la suite »
Dr. Charles McKelvey. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You have written a very relevant and important book to understand the Cuban Revolution: The Evolution and Significance of the Cuban Revolution. In the light of your book, can we say that the Cuban revolution was very important for the emancipation not only of the Cuban people but of all the peoples of Latin America?
Dr. Charles McKelvey: I consider the Cuban Revolution to be a paradigmatic Third World Revolution. It has the dual character that essentially has defined Third World movements and revolutions: (1) an anti-colonial/neocolonial revolution that seeks the liberation of the nation from foreign imperialist domination, and (2) a revolution of social liberation, seeking the transformation of capitalist economic-political-cultural institutions. Lire la suite »
Dr. Ali Ghediri. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You mentioned the concept of « rupture without denial ». Can you explain us what you mean by that? How can we make a rupture in Algeria today?
Dr. Ali Ghediri: I chose shock terms. The word rupture is in itself polysemic according to whether it applies to physics, sociology or politics. It is a term that has a part of apprehension and, to be much more concrete, I would say that it is a term that contains fear. In everyday life, in general, the rupture is resorted to when there is a blockage that no longer allows any dynamics. This is true in the social field in general and in politics in particular. Lire la suite »
Dr. Daniel Warner talks us about Algeria and about US foreign policy
Dr. Daniel Warner. DR.
Dr. Daniel Warner is an American political scientist who lives in Geneva, Switzerland, since 1972. He earned his BA in Philosophy and Religion from Amherst College, USA, and a PhD in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva (HEID). At age 21, he worked for Bobby Kennedy, whom he admired, and notably participated in the speech that Senator Kennedy gave in Los Angeles in 1968, just before he was murdered. Lire la suite »
Colonel Régis Chamagne: “The attack on Libya was a major strategic mistake and a crime against humanity”
Colonel Régis Chamagne. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What do you think of Colonel Legrier’s criticism of the tactics the West has used against ISIS in Syria that Reuters mentioned in an article?
Colonel Régis Chamagne: Colonel Legrier’s analysis is good in my opinion. The duty of secrecy of the military concerns among others the critics of the strategy of France. However, to the extent that he presents an article in an official defense journal and where it is initially accepted, he is entitled to it. What is enlightening, however, is the political reaction after the fact. It shows a spirit of censorship and contempt for the military. Lire la suite »
Abel Bari Atwan DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is your analysis of the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and in Gaza?
Abdel Bari Atwan: The Palestinian political scene is in a state of paralysis, which is a direct consequence of the disastrous Oslo process. Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is not in good health, so the stage is now set for the post-Abu Mazen period. But nobody has a roadmap for where to go. Abu Mazen is the last of the founding fathers, and his departure will cause the Fateh movement to fragment and lose influence, as happened to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) after the death of George Habash. So chaos and confusion prevail. I wouldn’t be surprised if people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip draw inspiration from the demonstrations in Sudan and Algeria. Lire la suite »
Dr. Myriam Aït-Aoudia. DR.
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: In your thesis very interesting and very important to read, you establish a relevant review. Knowing that questions relating to the experience of multiparty politics have not been treated academically in Algeria, why did you feel the need to choose this topic for your thesis?
Dr. Myriam Aït-Aoudia: The Algerian democratic experience between 1988 and 1992 took place twenty years before what was called the « Arab Spring ». Algeria is therefore the first country in the region to have experienced an exit from an authoritarian regime and the installation of a democratic regime. This episode was dramatically closed the day after the stopping of the parliamentary elections that the Islamist party, the FIS, had won, and a terrible terrorist war has plunged the country for a decade. Lire la suite »