Middle East and North Africa


  • Egypt's election: Watch this space

    Susi Dennison - 30 November, 2010

    The first round of Egypt's elections suffered from irregularities and unfair competition, yet this received little coverage abroad. This must change, especially if Egypt is to be thought of as a benchmark for political progress in the wider Middle East.

    Why Europe's military cutbacks will hurt Africa

    Richard Gowan - 16 November, 2010

    Rampant defence cuts throughout the EU will probably spell the end of European countries' little-known but important interventions in African conflicts. This invites humanitarian disasters on parts of the map that increasingly small numbers of European citizens could identify.

    Time for Europe to think bold thoughts

    Daniel Korski - 10 February, 2010

    Europe has a lot to gain from being inventive. A Turkish-EU troop offer could help unlock Gaza - and the Middle East peace process

    Memo to President Ahmadinejad

    Daniel Korski - 11 December, 2009

    Iran looks set to defy President Obama?s offer of engagement and the international community ?- including the EU -? will have to decide how to react. But what is Tehran thinking?

    Shaping Europe’s Afghan Surge

    Daniel Korski - 25 March, 2009

    Will the military surge in Afghanistan fail without a civilian surge?

    Fact sheet on NATO deployments in Afghanistan

    Daniel Korski - 8 February, 2008

    Read our Fact Sheet comparing NATO troop deployment figures in Afghanistan.

    Afghanistan: Europe’s Forgotten War

    Daniel Korski - 17 January, 2008

    Daniel Korski argues that the international coalition should overhaul their Afghanistan strategy and strike a 'grand bargain' to stabilise the war-torn country.

    Regulating Rambo

    Daniel Korski - 3 October, 2007

    Private Security Companies are indispensable on the modern battle-field, but they need to be regulated. The EU may succeed where national governments and self-regulation have failed.

    Welcome to ECFR.eu

    Mark Leonard - 1 October, 2007

    With a policy team in seven capitals -- London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Sofia, Madrid and Warsaw -- ECFR is the first genuinely pan-European think-tank, bringing together some of our continent?'s most distinguished researchers and analysts.