Autor: Mark Joyce

The Intifada of Ceuta

Muslim worshippers exiting mosques in Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta last month were handed pamphlets titled “Do you believe the PP can defend the Muslims of Ceuta?”

por Mark Joyce, 26 de diciembre de 2007

Britain’s integration into the EU

The departure of Tony Blair could mark a new beginning for UK-European defence and security relations. But European nations Â- and especially Spain Â- must do more to convince Britain of the benefits of closer integration. After nearly a decade in power, Tony Blair is preparing to step down as Prime Minister of the UK. Barring any major political shocks - an important caveat in age of constant terrorist threats - Blair will be succeeded in the summer by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown. The new Prime Minister will then have around two years in office before facing a general election in 2009 or, at the latest, 2010.

por Mark Joyce, 24 de diciembre de 2007

Africa's New Hegemon. From Cape to Cairo via Beijing

Hu Jintao, president of China, has just completed an eight-nation tour of Africa--a visit that comes on the heels of a meeting in Beijing attended by some 40 African heads of state. Both the recent visit and the Beijing summit on China-Africa cooperation in November reflect China's determination to establish itself as the benevolent, non-Western continental hegemon, concerned about the plight of historically impoverished and exploited African lands.

por Mark Joyce, 14 de mayo de 2007

Brown hints at a shift in the 'special relationship'

On Jan. 12, Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain gave his first major speech of 2007 in a Royal Navy amphibious assault ship. Surrounded by armored vehicles and a carefully selected audience of defense-industry grandees, he outlined his priorities for British security policy.

por Mark Joyce, 29 de enero de 2007