Articles on North Africa

What Europe should tell Mohammed Morsi (Commentary)

Issandr El Amrani & Elijah Zarwan - 13 September 2012

The Brussels visit of Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi is a striking reminder of the changes that have swept the Arab world in the last 18 months. Europe should not miss a historic opportunity to rebuild relations with the most important country in the region.

 

Morsi goes to Tehran, and Egypt gets its mojo back (Commentary)

Issandr El Amrani - 10 September 2012

Cairo and Tehran are talking to each other: Iran because it is increasingly isolated, Egypt because it is attempting to reclaim the mantle of regional leadership. Is this an example of Egypt's new foreign policy under Mr Morsi?

 

Europe must not accept Egypt's military coup (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 18 June 2012

Against the backdrop of Egypt's presidential elections, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) staged a coup d’etat. For Europe, this counter-revolution constitutes a test of whether we have truly learned the lessons of the Arab uprisings.

 

Egyptians Making History (Commentary)

Elijah Zarwan - 13 June 2012

Ahead of the second round of Egypts's presidential elections, Elijah Zarwan is in Cairo and takes a closer look at the Brotherhood and the Military - the two dominant forces in Egypt's unfolding drama. 

 

Contesting Egypt's future (Commentary)

Elijah Zarwan - 24 May 2012

The lead up to the Egyptian elections has seen hope, pride and the anxiety of real suspense. But whoever forms the next government will face a real test in dealing with the economy, reforming institutions and addressing many other legitimate complaints.

 

Egypt's popular putsch (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 26 January 2012

It is too early to write off Egypt's revolution. Unlike in the past, politics is now a live issue across the country, and that popular force is a difficult one to control or stop, and even the steps that have been taken now seemed impossible just over a year ago.