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Olivier Roy

Paris, France

Olivier Roy is a senior researcher at the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research). He currently lectures at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) in Paris and has acted as consultant to the French Foreign Ministry (Center for Analysis and Forecast) since 1984. Olivier Roy was also a consultant with UNOCA on Afghanistan in 1988, special OSCE representative to Tajikistan (August 1993 to February 1994) and headed the OSCE Mission for Tajikistan from February to October 1994. He is also the author of Globalized Islam, published by Columbia University Press. Close.

Olivier Roy

Paris, France

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July 2006 Archives



July 4, 2006 6:15 PM

Avoiding Square One

Paris, France -- Any mediation should concentrate on an immediate cease-fire and the release of all prisoners from both sides. But to avoid a return to square one, an agreement has to be struck on the key issues: the recognition of Israel by Hamas and the acceptance of the results of democratic elections in Palestine by Israel.

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July 10, 2006 5:00 AM

China and Global Threats

China is less interested in international security because it feels far less insecure than other countries. It is too big to really suffer from a single nuclear strike coming from a small rogue state; it can bear terrorist actions without a public opinion uproar against the government.

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July 13, 2006 2:55 PM

Shortsighted Strategies

Paris, France -- The problem is that none of the present actors in the Middle East have a coherent, long-term and positive strategy for achieving peace. Determination to use or resist violence is a motto, not a political program.

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July 24, 2006 11:00 AM

Regional Powers Cannot Achieve Victory

Paris, France - The war is making the world more dangerous because no protagonist will achieve any of its goals. Moreover, each might be tempted, at worst, to extend the war or at best to achieve a temporary peace agreement in order to prepare for future battles.

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