Articles on North Africa

Misunderstanding migration in North and West Africa (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 05 December 2017

A shocking report on the apparent slave trade in migrants trapped in Libya has focused European attention on combatting smugglers. But ‘cracking down’ on migrant networks is not the answer.

Egypt's counterterrorism strategy: The missing element (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 01 December 2017

Egypt’s government is not currently a constructive partner for the West in fighting violent extremism

Escaping from Tunisia (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 10 November 2017

Explaining the recent spike in migration from Tunisia to Europe

Sahel visit leaves fundamental issues unaddressed (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 26 October 2017

UNSC delegation continues to focus on technical implementation rather than tackling political problems.

Still wanted: New approaches to migration for Europe (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 08 September 2017

The recent high-level Paris meeting on managing migration from Africa still falls far short of resolving the issue.

Russia in Libya: War or Peace? (Commentary)

Mattia Toaldo - 02 August 2017

Europe must use its diplomatic leverage to ensure that increased Russian involvement does not come at the cost of further destabilisation on Europe’s southern border.

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.

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.

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.

Open letter to Chancellor Merkel (Commentary)

European Working Group on Egypt - 01 March 2017

Uncritical engagement with Egypt will not promote European interests, says EWGE ahead of Chancellor Merkel's visit to Cairo.