In an unforseen decision last August, Iran allowed Russian warplanes to conduct several missions over Syria from the Shahid Nojah Air base in Iran. Russian tactical bombers took off from the airbase and targetted several spots related to ISIS and Jabhat Al Nusra. As surprising as it seems, observers and policy makers did not expect such move given the long unstable relationship between Russia and Iran, often associated with tension and uncertainty.
The Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, attended the US-Africa Business forum, which took place in New York last week, with a significant participation of leaders and investors from both the US and Africa. Being invited as a guest of Honor by President Obama, Essebsi’s visit to the US was an Endeavour to upgrade Tunisia-Africa relations and bring back foreign investment to the country.
What the Enlightenment political philosopher Montesquieu wrote: "There are three types of government ...." does not apply to the Maghreb region where there are one or two political authorities.