North Africa: Publications

Policy Brief

A return to Africa: Why North African states are looking south

Anthony Dworkin - 3 July, 2020

North African countries, each for their own reasons, are increasingly turning their attention towards sub-Saharan Africa.

Policy Brief

Reform from crisis: How Tunisia can use covid-19 as an opportunity

Thierry Brésillon and Hamza Meddeb - 24 June, 2020

The government must build on its response to the pandemic to create a compromise that shares the burden of reform between political actors and interest groups

Special

Deep sea rivals: Europe, Turkey, and new eastern Mediterranean conflict lines

Asli Aydıntaşbaş, Julien Barnes-Dacey, Cinzia Bianco, John V. Bowlus, Hugh Lovatt, Tarek Megerisi, Michaël Tanchum - 21 May, 2020

The eastern Mediterranean is becoming ever more perilous as geopolitical fault lines steadily enmesh the region. These rifts emerge from the Cyprus ‘frozen conflict’, competition for valuable gas fields, and the increasingly entangled wars in Libya and Syria.

Policy Brief

Demonstration effects: How the Hirak protest movement is reshaping Algerian politics

Amel Boubekeur - 27 February, 2020

The Hirak protest movement has revealed flaws in Algeria’s ruling system, which lacks the tools to reinvent itself

Policy Brief

Libya’s global civil war

Tarek Megerisi - 26 June, 2019

Special

Mapping armed groups in Mali and the Sahel

Andrew Lebovich - 24 May, 2019

Violence is tearing Mali and the Sahel apart. But who are the armed groups behind the bloodshed? Where are international actors stationed in the region? And what motivates them all?

Policy Brief

Order from chaos: Stabilising Libya the local way

Tarek Megerisi - 19 July, 2018

The tragedy of Libya in well known in outline but poorly known in detail – to many in Europe, that is. But Europe has a role in the country's stabilisation.

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