Articles on The Middle East and North Africa

Warsaw ‘Iran’ summit: What lies beneath (Commentary)

Piotr Buras & Ellie Geranmayeh & Jeremy Shapiro - 24 January 2019

ECFR experts share their insight into the manouevres around next month’s US-Poland summit. What does it mean for the JPCOA, and what steps should European countries take in response?

Tunisia – between instability and renewal (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 21 January 2019

Strikes and elections are raising the tension in Tunisian society and politics. The socio-economic divisions that led to the 2011 revolution still afflict the country and are causing increased public disaffection.

Why the Iran nuclear deal still matters for Europe (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 16 January 2019

Today is the JCPOA's third birthday - will it have another one?

Out of Stockholm: Diplomacy and de-escalation in Yemen (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 15 January 2019

More than three years after a Saudi-led military coalition and its Yemeni allies captured Aden, the city remains shrouded in the marks of war

Iran oil exports: 8 waivers and the OPEC meeting (Commentary)

Sara Vakhshouri - 17 December 2018

Iran’s oil exports are likely to remain limited in 2019, with significant negative impact on Iran’s economy

The death of a jihadist: A chance to curb Mali’s conflict (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 13 December 2018

Last month, French forces in Mali killed one of the Sahel’s most prominent jihadist leaders, Amadou Koufa - his death is a brief opportunity for Mali’s government and the international community

The road to Uppsala: Opportunity and urgency in Yemen (Commentary)

Adam Baron - 11 December 2018

This past weekend, the first steps toward political dialogue in Yemen took place in Sweden; but with a large part of the country on the brink of famine, a sense of urgency remains

New currents in Libya’s stagnant waters (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 05 December 2018

The most important development in Libya’s recent history may have just taken place. And it was not a high-level summit, but a new expression of popular opinion on Libya’s future

Morocco, the EU, and the migration dilemma (Commentary)

Chloe Teevan - 19 November 2018

Greater numbers of migrants arriving in Spain from Morocco has put both states under pressure, but the partnership could set a good strategy on migration