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.
France's strongman strategy in the Sahel (Commentary)
The French response to internal threats in North African countries has been to reinforce authoritarian rule to keep the peace. But it could inflame miltancy in the long run, especially in Chad and Libya.
Protests and the ailing president: Algeria's political crisis (Commentary)
Andrew Lebovich - 04 March 2019
Algerians have taken to the streets to voice their discontent with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to run for a fifth term in office. Could this be the beginning of more fundamental reform?
by Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10th April, 2018
France sees the MENA region as a state for foreign policy and great power politics and an opportunity to shape global politics and punch above its weight.
by Anthony Dworkin and Fatim-Zohra El Malki - 15th February, 2018
European states should devote more effort to joint work on radicalisation with Morocco and Tunisia
by Mattia Toaldo - 15th June, 2017
Attempts to close Europe’s borders are counter-productive – legal channels must be opened in exchange for return of illegals.
by Yasser El-Shimy & Anthony Dworkin - 14th June, 2017
The EU should do away with its narrow approach of working with Egypt only on areas of mutual interest.