Articles on The Middle East and North Africa

Iraq: back to square one (Commentary)

Javi López - 29 March 2018

The success of the new EU strategy for Iraq will require a continuous and coordinated support with a long-term view that goes beyond the incidental military victories

Europe and the Egyptian election: Do not congratulate (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 27 March 2018

Sisi is eager for international endorsement. European leaders should withhold it.

Europe should strike a tough pose with Trump on the Iran nuclear deal (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 22 March 2018

Europeans should toughen their position in ongoing talks with the Trump administration if they are to preserve the Iran nuclear deal and limit insecurity in the Middle East.

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.