North Africa: Publications

Alone in the desert? How France can lead Europe in the Middle East

by Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10th April, 2018

France sees the MENA region as a state for foreign policy and great power politics and an opportunity to shape global politics and punch above its weight.

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The southern front line: EU counter-terrorism cooperation with Tunisia and Morocco

by Anthony Dworkin and Fatim-Zohra El Malki - 15th February, 2018

European states should devote more effort to joint work on radicalisation with Morocco and Tunisia

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Cover: Don’t close borders, manage them: how to improve EU policy on migration through Libya

Don’t close borders, manage them: how to improve EU policy on migration through Libya

by Mattia Toaldo - 15th June, 2017

Attempts to close Europe’s borders are counter-productive – legal channels must be opened in exchange for return of illegals.

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Cover: Egypt on the edge: how Europe can avoid another crisis in Egypt

Egypt on the edge: how Europe can avoid another crisis in Egypt

by Yasser El-Shimy & Anthony Dworkin - 14th June, 2017

The EU should do away with its narrow approach of working with Egypt only on areas of mutual interest.

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Cover: Peripheral Vision: How Europe can help preserve Tunisia’s fragile democracy

Peripheral Vision: How Europe can help preserve Tunisia’s fragile democracy

by Hamza Meddeb - 13th January, 2017

Tunisia's transition to democracy risks falling foul of the same dynamics that brought down the Ben Ali regime.

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Cover: After ISIS: How to Win the Peace in Iraq and Libya

After ISIS: How to Win the Peace in Iraq and Libya

by Hayder al-Khoei, Ellie Geranmayeh , Mattia Toaldo - 04th January, 2017

Recent terror attacks in Berlin, Baghdad and Istanbul demonstrate that defeating ISIS militarily is only half the battle.

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Cover: Intervening better: Europe’s second chance in Libya

Intervening better: Europe’s second chance in Libya

by Mattia Toaldo - 13th May, 2016

The unity government offers the best chance of stabilising Libya, stemming refugee flows and pushing back ISIS, and Europe should focus on strengthening it.

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Cover: Five years on: A new European agenda for North Africa

Five years on: A new European agenda for North Africa

by Anthony Dworkin - 18th February, 2016

Five years after the Arab uprisings in North Africa, the EU needs to avoid an “either-or” mentality on stability versus progress

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Cover: Deciphering Algeria: the stirrings of reform?

Deciphering Algeria: the stirrings of reform?

by Andrew Lebovich - 09th December, 2015

Despite speculation of crisis waiting in the wings, Algeria is making tentative steps towards opening its economy and confronting political transition

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Cover: Libya’s migrant-smuggling highway: Lessons for Europe

Libya’s migrant-smuggling highway: Lessons for Europe

by Mattia Toaldo - 10th November, 2015

How the lessons of Libya can help European policymakers respond to the wider migration crisis

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