ACAS Bulletin

North Africa and the Horn in the Vortex of the US War on Terror
(No. 77)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
with Jesse Benjamin (editor), Fouzi Slisli (editor), Salima Mellah, François Gèze, Algeria-Watch, Jacob Mundy, James N. Sater, Mohammed Hirchi, Ramla Bile, Immanuel Wallerstein, Dustin Dehéz
Summer 2007
41 pages
Contents: Introduction: North Africa and the Horn in the Vortex of the US War on Terror • The Algerian Civil War: Washington's Model for "The New Middle-East" • January 1992-January 2007: 15 years of atrocities and impunity in Algeria • How the 'War on Terror' Undermined Peace in Northwest Africa: The Western Sahara Conflict After 9/11 • US War on Terror: Reactions from Morocco's Civil Society • Political Islam in Morocco: The Case of the Party of Justice and Development (PJD) • Meeting with Nadia Yassine: Non-Violent Islamists who Threaten the Regime in Morocco • In Pursuit of al-Qaeda in Somalia: A Critical Analysis of U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Somalia • Ethiopia Rides the Tiger • Winning Another Front in the War on Terror – What the West Could Do Better in Somalia • The newsletter discusses the African Command (Africom), the War on Terror, Donald Rumsfeld, oil, the Gulf of Guinea, the Sudan/Chad nexus, Mahmood Mamdani, the Polisario Front, al-Qaeda, Eliot Abrams, Prince Bandar, Islamist movements, the Islamist Salvation Front (FIS), President George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, William Burns, Roland Dumas, President Mitterand, the Clinton administration, Anwar Haddam, Islamic Armed Groups (GIAs), counterinsurgency, Algerian generals, the Algerian military and security services, the IMF (International Monetary Fund), the World Bank, Claude Cheysson, Dick Cheney, Zalmay Khalilzad, Congress, the CIA, the Iran-Contra scandal, Tindouf, the Cold War, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), King Hassan II of Morocco, Mohammed VI, independence, the Reagan administration, GSPC, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghrib, former Secretary of State James Baker, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Houston Accords, the 1991 UN Settlement Plan, the Security Council, the right to self-determination, US Overseas Development Aid (ODA), USAID, Parti de la Justice et du Développement (PJD), the Association Marocaine des Droits Humains (AMDH), Dr. Abdelkrim Al Khatib, the MPDC (Popular Democratic and Constitutional Movement), Chabib Islamia (Islamic Youth), MUR (Movement for Unity and Reform), Driss Basri, Al Adl Wa Al Ihssane (Justice and Spirituality), the Chamber of Representatives, Abdessalam Yassine, Abdallah Chibani, the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), the Alliance for Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism in Mogadishu (ARPCT), Meles Zenawi, Ehud Olmert, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Haile Selassie, the World Food Programme (WFP), Gayle Smith, Aden Hashi 'Ayro, Somaliland, Small Arms and Light Weapons, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), SPLM/A, and Prime Minister Abdullah Yusuf.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of ACAS.
Collection: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections