How Italy was marginalised in Libya (Commentary)
Mattia Giampaolo - 17 January 2020
Italy has achieved little through independent diplomacy in Libya. It may have more success by acting within a European framework.
How to repair Europe’s credibility in Libya (Commentary)
Tarek Megerisi - 16 January 2020
European countries and the EU can still use the strength of their diplomatic assets to reassert their influence in Libya. But they will first need to overcome their internal divisions to do so.
Turkey in Libya: Filling the European vacuum (Commentary)
Europeans could still keep Libya a multilateral affair, if they can bring France onto a shared platform – and deploy newfound unity to draw American influence back in.
Italy’s Libyan conundrum: The risks of short-term thinking (Commentary)
Arturo Varvelli and Matteo Villa - 26 November 2019
By prioritising short-term gains in irregular migration and energy security, Italy and the EU have helped create an unsustainable security and political situation in Libya.
Germany’s quiet leadership on the Libyan war (Commentary)
Although Germany’s mediation role in the Libyan conflict has received relatively little attention so far, this might change if its initiative leads to a peace conference – or, alternatively, a collapse of the political process.
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?
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.