June 2011
Contemporary Readings in Law & Social Justice;2011, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p99
Academic Journal
By busily trying to analyze the outcomes of the revolts all over the Middle East/MENA theatre, we should not forget the impact of the current crises on Africa. Although the "forgotten continent" is not loudly voicing it (yet), it would be foolish to believe that the OIC and LAS-disillusioned, and the Arab-affairs absent Gaddafi did not manage one thing: to convince the "black continent" that Libya is in Africa (far more than in the Arab world), and that although patronizing, Libya was not ignorant to the chronic problems of the continent. Further on, many in Africa - for right or wrong - have felt China as a hope, but also as an opportunity. Effectively deterring China while reasserting its influence over Africa will not be a lasting and cost-effective nowadays, if only resting on the power to coerce without an attraction of the offer, be it for the Anglo-French dominated Atlantic Europe, the US or Russia. Finally, for the grave planetary problems, the international community needs a speed and the lasting consensus. This will not result from a fear of coercion, or from the further military (nuclear) confrontations, but from the universally shared willingness to accept our common planetary cause.


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