The raging power struggle in North Africa and Mediterranean

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the faultlines emerging in west Asia and north Africa where Turkey and the Gulf monarchies have been engaging in a geopolitical contest

August 30, 2020 by Newsclick

In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the multiple lines of conflict in West Asia and North Africa. He talks about how the regions has become a battleground for two different ideologies, that of the monarchies such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE and that of the Muslim Brotherhood led by countries such as Turkey and Qatar. He analyses the conflict in Libya and the rivalries in the Mediterranean in the context of this battle of ideologies.

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