Articles on North Africa

Listen to the street: The new Algerian transition (Commentary)

Amel Boubekeur - 01 November 2019

Algeria’s Hirak movement is rejecting the continuation of old ways in new forms. How will the army respond?

Sisi’s illusion of stability (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 04 October 2019

The EU should end its acquiescence to Sisi’s policies.

Can Germany stop Libya becoming the new Syria? (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 24 September 2019

The forthcoming Berlin conference offers the chance of a diplomatic breakthrough for all sides in Libya’s proxy ‘civil’ war. Will they seize the opportunity?

Tunisia's unpredictable elections (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 12 September 2019

Tunisia's upcoming presidential election brings its fragmentation to light

The unacknowledged costs of the EU’s migration policy in Libya (Commentary)

Shoshana Fine & Tarek Megerisi - 25 July 2019

The ongoing war in Libya is causing growing numbers of Libyans to emigrate to Europe – and leading European states to make partnerships with authoritarian regimes

Freeze, confiscate, restore? Swiss ideas for future EU sanctions (Commentary)

Clara Portela - 24 April 2019

Sanctions for ‘misappropriation’ have proved their worth in forging ties with new leaders in Tunisia, Egypt, and Ukraine. But it is time to strengthen them

Waiting for France: The missing member of Europe's coalition on Libya (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 18 April 2019

The UK, Germany, and Italy are forming a common position following the latest Libya offensive. This should form the core of Europeans exerting greater collective influence over events there 

Beyond Bouteflika: Algeria protests demand whole system “Clear out” (Commentary)

Chloe Teevan - 05 April 2019

The president has resigned under pressure from the street and, now, the army. But Algeria’s protest movement will unlikely accept anything less than wholesale reform

The march of Haftar: Why Europeans should stand in the way of the Libyan National Army (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 05 April 2019

As Field Marshal Haftar's forces advance towards Tripoli, Libya teeters on the brink of yet another civil war. Europe can no longer idly stand by. 

Algeria's protests: A view from the ground (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 25 March 2019

ECFR Senior Policy Fellow Anthony Dworkin's research trip to Algiers sheds light on protestors' visions for political reform in Algeria.