Articles on The Middle East and North Africa

Europe must combat Trumpization of Middle East (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 09 June 2017

Europeans should provide President Trump with a more sober assessment of the causes of the region’s crises and support de-escalation initiatives before things spiral out of control.

Does the road to stability in Libya pass through Cairo? (Commentary)

Adel Abdel Ghafar & Mattia Toaldo - 05 June 2017

Ultimately, the road to stability in Libya does pass through Cairo, but most importantly through Tripoli and Misrata.

Yemen beginning to come apart at the seams (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 30 May 2017

Europeans should consider three sets of actions that could help stabilize the conflict.

Stabilising Mali - why Europe must look beyond technicalities (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 24 May 2017

To foster long-term stability in Mali, the international community must not content itself with the implementation of technicalities.

Trump’s Saudi speech hints at new risks (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 24 May 2017

Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia marked a shift in US positioning that is likely to feed rather than temper conflict conditions in the region.

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