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MENASource by Abbas Kadhim

Dec 2, 2021

The failed assassination attempt on PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi is a reminder of Iraq’s deferred priorities

MENASource by Abbas Kadhim

The Iraqi government correctly recognized that the response to this assault on democracy shouldn’t involve unconstitutional and extra-judicial means, as this would essentially be aiding the perpetrators—whoever they might be—in accomplishing what they failed to impose by violence.

Iraq Middle East

MENASource by Mahmood Abdulla

Nov 29, 2021

Startups aren’t just hip. They’re also the key to unlocking youth unemployment in MENA.

MENASource by Mahmood Abdulla

The MENA region has a pressing unemployment challenge. While many attempts are underway to address this problem, the solution could lie in its growing startup scene.

Economy & Business Middle East

MENASource by Tahani Elmogrbi

Nov 23, 2021

Chairman of Libya’s High National Election Commission: Libya doesn’t have the right environment for a referendum

MENASource by Tahani Elmogrbi

Tahani Elmogrbi, a Libya expert, interviewed High National Election Commission Chairman Dr. Emad Al-Sayah for the Atlantic Council’s North Africa Initiative, prior to the shakeup at the Libyan Post Telecommunications and Information Technology Holding Company.

Elections Libya

MENASource by Alissa Pavia, Karim Mezran, and Yaseen Rashed

Nov 22, 2021

Tunisia has a new government. How will challenges be addressed?

MENASource by Alissa Pavia, Karim Mezran, and Yaseen Rashed

The Atlantic Council’s North Africa Initiative asked several experts a series of questions on Tunisia’s situation. Here is how they answered.

Middle East North Africa

Event Recap by Yaseen Rashed

Nov 19, 2021

Deputy assistant secretary of state for North Africa: The best way to counter corruption is to strengthen democracy

Event Recap by Yaseen Rashed

On October 27, the Atlantic Council’s North Africa Initiative hosted an event with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), discussing the implications of current political, socio-economic conditions and future challenges North Africa faces.

Libya Middle East

MENASource by Islam Alhalwany

Nov 18, 2021

Israel is becoming a cybersecurity guarantor in the Middle East. Here’s how.

MENASource by Islam Alhalwany

Israel is becoming more of a security guarantor in the cyber field against Iran and other regional threats by filling the vacuum resulting from the US’s increasingly passive attitude towards the changing security dynamics in the region.

Israel Middle East

Event Recap by Yaseen Rashed

Nov 12, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Turki: No region in the world feels the dangers of strategic confusion more than the Middle East

Event Recap by Yaseen Rashed

On November 2-3, the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative hosted a conference with TRENDS Research and Advisory addressing “Middle East Security in a Changing World: Building a Sustainable Regional Security System.”

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

MENASource by Andrew L. Peek, Barbara Slavin, C. Anthony Pfaff, Thomas S. Warrick, Matthew Zais, Nathan Sales

Nov 8, 2021

Experts React: Assassination attempt on Iraq’s prime minister

MENASource by Andrew L. Peek, Barbara Slavin, C. Anthony Pfaff, Thomas S. Warrick, Matthew Zais, Nathan Sales

Atlantic Council experts react to the news of the attack, assess the impact on Iraqi politics, and offer their analysis on how the international community may respond.

Iraq Middle East

Event Recap by Stefanie H. Ali

Nov 8, 2021

Top women execs on leading “deliberate” organizational change, fostering diversity and inclusion, and coping with challenges

Event Recap by Stefanie H. Ali

On November 2, the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a workshop on “Women in senior management: Masterclass in leadership.”

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

MENASource by Nicholas Blanford

Nov 5, 2021

Lebanon is facing two crises. Will the new prime minister survive?

MENASource by Nicholas Blanford

For a government formed less than two months ago after more than a year of bitter political wrangling, it is becoming increasingly doubtful if it will survive long enough to reach the date of parliamentary elections four months away.

Lebanon Middle East