The Middle East and North Africa: Publications


The Middle East's new battle lines

Julien Barnes-Dacey, Ellie Geranmayeh, Hugh Lovatt - 17 May, 2018

An ECFR guide to the key disputes threatening to spark a wider Middle Eastern war


Mapping Palestinian Politics

Saleh Hijazi, Hugh Lovatt - 19 April, 2018

This interactive web project charts the constellation of political players as Palestinians approach a period of political change. Over 100 pen portraits reveal new insights into the personalities and power structures that will shape the future of Palestinian politics.

Policy Brief

Alone in the desert? How France can lead Europe in the Middle East

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10 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.

Policy Brief

The southern front line: EU counter-terrorism cooperation with Tunisia and Morocco

Anthony Dworkin and Fatim-Zohra El Malki - 15 February, 2018

European states should devote more effort to joint work on radicalisation with Morocco and Tunisia

Policy Brief

Occupation and Sovereignty: Renewing EU Policy in Israel- Palestine

Hugh Lovatt - 21 December, 2017

How should the EU respond to the reality of the one-state reality taking hold in Israel-Palestine?

Policy Brief

A flammable peace: Why gas deals won’t end conflict in the Middle East

Tareq Baconi - 21 December, 2017

The discovery of gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean could create an "economic peace"

Policy Brief

The coming clash: Why Iran will divide Europe from the United States

Ellie Geranmayeh - 25 October, 2017

Europe must salvage the nuclear deal with Iran and step-up robust diplomacy with Teran on regional issues.

To end a war: Europe’s role in bringing peace to Syria

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 12 September, 2017

National politics need to be front and centre in de-escalation efforts.

Rethinking Oslo: How Europe can promote peace in Israel-Palestine

Omar Dajani & Hugh Lovatt - 26 July, 2017

The Oslo Accords have provided political cover for Israel’s creeping occupation and eroded the possibility of Palestinian self-determination.