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Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Isolated Gaza reaches out for help to battle coronavirus

2 million Gazans are burrowing into home isolation like the rest of the world in the hope they can ride out the threat despite their woefully insufficient medical facilities.

MENASource by Jonathan H. Ferziger

Coronavirus Middle East

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The coronavirus crisis highlights the unique challenges of North African countries

It is important to monitor the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic, its effects on each North Africa system, and the debate between government elites and masses to better understand the situation in these countries and the long-term implications of the health crisis.

MENASource by Karim Mezran, Alessia Melcangi, Emily Burchfield, and Zineb Riboua

Algeria Coronavirus

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Israel is now within striking distance of having a new government

Political drama in Israel reached a new peak on March 26 when Benny Gantz, chairman of the now ruptured Blue and White alliance, was installed as speaker of the Knesset in Jerusalem.

MENASource by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus is exacerbating the precarious situation of Syrian refugees and IDPs

As the countries across the world attempt to grapple with the unfolding pandemic, there is a real risk of overlooking the situation of refugees, who due to their living conditions are among the most vulnerable to a serious outbreak. The pandemic comes at a particularly precarious time as the future of Idlib and the EU-Turkey migration deal are in doubt.

MENASource by Pınar Dost

Coronavirus Human Rights

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus experiences on the ground in the Middle East

We spoke to several Atlantic Council nonresident fellows based in the region to get a sense of how these events are playing out on the ground.

MENASource by Zineb Riboua

Coronavirus Middle East

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Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Isolated Gaza reaches out for help to battle coronavirus

2 million Gazans are burrowing into home isolation like the rest of the world in the hope they can ride out the threat despite their woefully insufficient medical facilities.

MENASource by Jonathan H. Ferziger

Coronavirus Middle East

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The coronavirus crisis highlights the unique challenges of North African countries

It is important to monitor the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic, its effects on each North Africa system, and the debate between government elites and masses to better understand the situation in these countries and the long-term implications of the health crisis.

MENASource by Karim Mezran, Alessia Melcangi, Emily Burchfield, and Zineb Riboua

Algeria Coronavirus

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Israel is now within striking distance of having a new government

Political drama in Israel reached a new peak on March 26 when Benny Gantz, chairman of the now ruptured Blue and White alliance, was installed as speaker of the Knesset in Jerusalem.

MENASource by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus is exacerbating the precarious situation of Syrian refugees and IDPs

As the countries across the world attempt to grapple with the unfolding pandemic, there is a real risk of overlooking the situation of refugees, who due to their living conditions are among the most vulnerable to a serious outbreak. The pandemic comes at a particularly precarious time as the future of Idlib and the EU-Turkey migration deal are in doubt.

MENASource by Pınar Dost

Coronavirus Human Rights

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Coronavirus experiences on the ground in the Middle East

We spoke to several Atlantic Council nonresident fellows based in the region to get a sense of how these events are playing out on the ground.

MENASource by Zineb Riboua

Coronavirus Middle East

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Amid US uncertainty in Syria, Kurdish YPG eyes bolstering ties with Russia

The YPG leadership is said to be reassessing the strategic importance of its ties with what is an increasingly unreliable Washington, and is looking to further diversify its portfolio of international partners, with an eye toward strengthening ties with Russia.

MENASource by Matthew Ayton

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Israel exemplifies how to respond to the coronavirus

Israel’s stringent policies may help enlighten other nations in search of answers.

MENASource by Daniel J. Samet

Israel Middle East

Mon, Mar 9, 2020

Pseudo diplomacy in Syria

For nine years the West has chosen, in the context of Syria, to deny real power to its diplomats and its diplomacy.

MENASource by Frederic C. Hof

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

Why Algeria is suddenly more interested in Libya

Foreign military interference in Libya has overwhelmed local dynamics, taking on an escalatory logic of its own and marginalizing the inclusive, negotiated solution advanced by Algeria.

MENASource by Alia Brahimi and Akram Kharief

Libya North Africa

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

The impact of coronavirus on Gulf economies

Beyond the obvious public health crisis, the coronavirus has had a significant impact on Gulf economies, as it has with other countries around the world. What sets the GCC states apart is the damage that can be done by a Chinese slowdown.

MENASource by Jonathan Fulton

Coronavirus Middle East