Arturo Varvelli - 07 February 2020
A new mandate for Operation Sophia could be just what the Italian government is looking for – but much will depend on what the lead players in Libya do next.
Andrew Lebovich - 05 February 2020
The G5 Sahel has an excessive focus on security issues, as this has come at the expense of the political and governance issues it must deal with to truly stabilise the region.
Kareem Chehayeb - 04 February 2020
Even if the new government intends to introduce significant reforms, the elite will more than likely block any measures that challenge entrenched interests.
Helen Lackner - 03 February 2020
The strategic ambitions of Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been diverging in Yemen – to the detriment of hopes for peace on the ground.
Hugh Lovatt - 29 January 2020
Although the Trump deal marks a radical break from past American support for a two-state solution, it aligns with ideas put forward by supporters of Israel’s settler movement.
Anthony Dworkin - 24 January 2020
Despite the many risks of inaction, European governments are reluctant to repatriate ISIS supporters due to fear of the political consequences.
René Wildangel - 22 January 2020
Germany will need to do some serious soul-searching if it is to effectively de-escalate the Iran crisis and revive the damaged nuclear agreement.
Mattia Giampaolo - 17 January 2020
Italy has achieved little through independent diplomacy in Libya. It may have more success by acting within a European framework.
Tarek Megerisi - 16 January 2020
European countries and the EU can still use the strength of their diplomatic assets to reassert their influence in Libya. But they will first need to overcome their internal divisions to do so.
Ellie Geranmayeh - 15 January 2020
The dispute resolution mechanism presents the E3 with risks but it could also buy them time to keep the nuclear deal on life support until the US presidential election in November.
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