Dear Dr Samuel Ramani ,
I, Ahmed; a researcher/translator living in New York City, was happy to have come across your article entitled “Why Everyone Is Courting Mauritania”, upon checking Mauritania’s news website today: https://mourassiloun.com/node/28804 , that I will share with colleagues.
I would like also, if you allow me the privileges, to draw your kind attention to a few articles written by Mauritanian academics on the points you touched upon in your excellent article, including terrorism, and also the competition between global powers vying to get a foothold in The Sahel Region, especially the latecomers- Russia and China, and to a certain extent The U.S.
I , again, reiterate my gratitude for this opportunity.
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By Dr. Mohamed; a Harvard University academic
« L’AQMI se démarque opérationnellement d’Al Qaida tout en usant du label de celle-ci »
By Professor Saleh
“Threats to Security in the Sahel: The Mali Crisis”
(A policy paper commissioned by International Peace Institute in New York City, that is posted on the Institute’s website, in English and French)
Brief Biographical Note of Professor Saleh
Dr. Salah, one of the world’s foremost legal scholars, is a Professor “Agrege” of Law (and as an attorney, he was the principal legal advisor to the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission (established by the Secretary General of the United Nations to oversee the implementation of the judgment delivered by the International Court of Justice on the borders dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria): http://www.arbitrationacademy.org/?page_id=3453
), teaching in several universities: in Mauritania (the University of Nouakchott), Gaston-Berger (Senegal), France (University Paris I, University of Orleans, University of Bourgogne), The Hague Academy of International Law, and is a visiting Professor at the International Academy for Arbitration Law (The Hague). He is an expert on various Areas/Branches of law, including International Law, Civil law/Criminal Law/Criminology (“Aggregation”), Administrative Law, and Islamic Law (he is the author of “Droit des Contrats en Mauritanie”), and has written published papers on constitutional law.
A political Scientist (and a leading scholar of International Political Economy), he is also a prolific writer and author of dozens of books. He was one of elites scholars of international law who presented their reflections on the development of International Law (A review of the book is published by
A Generation’s look on International Law”. This is a link to a review of the book that was published, in English, on Eureopen Journal of International Law: http://ejil.oxfordjournals.org/content/20/3/919.full
Lastly, Professor Salah is a member of France’s “National Center of Scientific Research” , and is a researcher at “Centre des Stratgies pour la Securite du Sahel Sahara”:
By Mohamed Saleck Ould Ibrahim
Director of Centre Mauritanien de Recherches sur le Développement et le Futur
Sahel : une géopolitique de l’invisible !