Juan Carlos BC

Juan Carlos Benitez is a graduate in international relations. He specializes in foreign policy and security, focusing on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and its implications in the international system.

The Assad Family Has Been Shaping Syria for 50 Years

It has been over a decade since a civil uprising began in Syria during the height of the Arab Spring. What started in March 2011 soon developed into a civil war between the government of Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian opposition, made up of various factions with different ideologies. Throughout the ongoing conflict, the opposition have been supported by international actors with interests not... Continue Reading

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Algeria and Morocco: The Conflict on Europe's Doorstep

For decades, the relationship between Morocco and Algeria has been characterized by tension, indirect attacks and the support of proxies. The Algerians back the Polisario Front, an armed group that fought Morocco for control of Western Sahara from 1975 to 1991. Morocco is in charge of most of the territory and considers it to be its own, but the Polisario wants independence. The Moroccans are... Continue Reading

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