Articles on The Middle East and North Africa

Time to bring Hamas in from the cold (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt - 05 May 2017

The EU should welcome Hamas's new political platform and seize the opportunity to engage moderates within the movement.

Europe and the Palestinian Authority’s Authoritarian Drift (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt & Saleh Hijazi - 20 April 2017

The post-Abbas period is poised to be a polarising and confrontational period for Palestinian democracy.

Why the G7 can’t agree a response to Syria (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 11 April 2017

The group could not make a decision on sanctions against Russia.

Trump and Syria: the entanglement begins? (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 07 April 2017

Much of the Syrian opposition and its regional backers will view US strikes as the thin end of the wedge

Yemen is fast becoming a global, not regional, problem (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 04 April 2017

As commentators look back on two years of the Saudi-led military campaign, international policy must look forward if the country is to survive.

Time to play the money card in Syria (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 30 March 2017

Despite understandable hesitation, European leaders should increase stabilisation support for Syria, and accept that assistance can no longer be tied to an unattainable transition.

Six problems with Trump’s anti-ISIS strategy (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 28 March 2017

The emerging picture is of an administration single-mindedly focused on inflicting military defeats, at the expense of the more complicated political dimensions needed to underpin sustainable solutions.

Libya, the time to avoid escalation is now (Commentary)

Mattia Toaldo & Karim Mezran - 18 March 2017

The alternative is the resumption of fighting at the levels of summer 2014, which led to the establishment of ISIS in the country.

Has Netanyahu really won? (Commentary)

Hugh Lovatt & Mattia Toaldo - 17 March 2017

Losing the cover of the two state solution could pose serious problems for Benyamin Netanyahu.