Articles on The Middle East and North Africa

Les frères ennemis: Europe’s balancing act between Morocco and Algeria (Commentary)

Chloe Teevan - 16 March 2018

Morocco’s recent ascension to the African Union’s Peace and Security Council is an important indication of its rising influence on the African stage. But the EU overlooks Morocco’s rival Algeria at its peril.

Beyond humanitarian quick-fixes for Gaza (Commentary)

Tareq Baconi - 14 March 2018

Humanitarian aid cannot relieve suffering that stems from ongoing political choices.

Libya's rebounding oil sector critical to stabilization (Commentary)

Tareq Baconi - 13 March 2018

Critically, the Central Bank must become more transparent when it comes to the management of Libya’s oil wealth.

G5 Sahel: Much done, more to do (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 08 March 2018

Significant progress on funding and co-ordination, but problematic partnerships with local militias and abuses by security services still hamper prospects for EU’s Sahel strategy.

Time to Talk About a One State Solution? (Commentary)

Lord Peter Hain - 22 February 2018

Syria: New rules of the game? (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 13 February 2018

As Syria’s civil war heads towards an end game, wider international fault lines are sharpening. Only Russia has the power to stop escalation but it is yet to choose its course.

Three views on Turkey's Syria intervention (Commentary)

Guney Yildiz & Asli Aydıntaşbaş & Julien Barnes-Dacey - 25 January 2018

What Turkey's intervention means for Syria, the Kurds, and Ankara.

UK too complacent on Turkish Syria intervention (Commentary)

Guney Yildiz - 23 January 2018

Mr Johnson’s support for the Turkish intervention is remarkable for its short-sightedness.

Tunisia revolts again (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 16 January 2018

Today's riots are more dangerous than those of 2011.

From Iran to North Korea, German policymakers are at a loss (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 12 January 2018

Postwar German foreign policy is based on cooperation, rules and trust, not power, interest and threat. But with crises from Iran to North Korea likely to be play out the old-fashioned way, that approach looks naive.