SpecialECFR MENA Programme
Arturo Varvelli - 7 February, 2020
A new mandate for Operation Sophia could be just what the Italian government is looking for – but much will depend on what the lead players in Libya do next.
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.
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.
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.
René Wildangel - 4 October, 2019
The EU should end its acquiescence to Sisi’s policies.
by Amel Boubekeur - 27th February, 2020
The Hirak protest movement has revealed flaws in Algeria’s ruling system, which lacks the tools to reinvent itself
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