Articles on The Middle East and North Africa

Egypt's election: Watch this space (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 30 November 2010

The first round of Egypt's elections suffered from irregularities and unfair competition, yet this received little coverage abroad. This must change, especially if Egypt is to be thought of as a benchmark for political progress in the wider Middle East.

Why Europe's military cutbacks will hurt Africa (Commentary)

Richard Gowan - 16 November 2010

Rampant defence cuts throughout the EU will probably spell the end of European countries' little-known but important interventions in African conflicts. This invites humanitarian disasters on parts of the map that increasingly small numbers of European citizens could identify.

Time for Europe to think bold thoughts (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 10 February 2010

Europe has a lot to gain from being inventive. A Turkish-EU troop offer could help unlock Gaza - and the Middle East peace process

Memo to President Ahmadinejad (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 11 December 2009

Iran looks set to defy President Obama?s offer of engagement and the international community ?- including the EU -? will have to decide how to react. But what is Tehran thinking?

Regulating Rambo (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 03 October 2007

Private Security Companies are indispensable on the modern battle-field, but they need to be regulated. The EU may succeed where national governments and self-regulation have failed.