MENASourceFeb 28, 2023
To counter the Wagner Group’s presence in Africa, the US will need to prioritize stabilizing Libya
By Emadeddin Badi
Quelling the Wagner Group’s influence in Libya will be challenging, as the US must address Libyan realities and unite Europe and regional powers to support its foreign policy endeavor.
MENASourceFeb 27, 2023
From Twitter spats to island disputes, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have a bone to pick with each other
By Shahira Amin
Cairo’s relationship with its Gulf ally has become increasingly fractious in recent weeks after a Saudi official made clear that any future Gulf assistance ”will come with strings attached.”
MENASourceFeb 16, 2023
Fatma Said: Meet the soprano bridging the West and Arab world with her voice
By Holly Dagres
Egyptian opera singer Fatma Said was awarded the Rafik Hariri Artistic Excellence Award on February 14, 2023. The soprano was interviewed by our MENASource editor about her life and achievements.
MENASourceFeb 10, 2023
If well managed, Italy and Algeria could build a strong and viable geo-economic bridge between both shores of the Med
By Abdelkader Abderrahmane
Surfing on special ties and the war in Ukraine, Italy and Algeria have undoubtedly spotted an opportunity to further strengthen their economic and geopolitical relationship.
MENASourceFeb 2, 2023
Egypt just seized part of Libya’s maritime zone. What’s the story behind the Egyptian decree no one is talking about?
By Ali Bakir
On December 13, 2022, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi issued a presidential decree demarcating the country’s maritime borders with Libya.
MENASourceJan 24, 2023
Rising inflation is hurting Egypt’s economy. Will the country’s powerful military cede economic power to salvage it?
By Shahira Amin
The prices of food and other basic commodities including housing and medical services have soared over the past few months as the country faces rising inflation.
Event RecapDec 23, 2022
Governing the Ungovernable. Consolidating the Libyan State Amidst Emerging Criminal Networks
Libya has endured ten years of turmoil, lack of stability, foreign interference, and internal strife. The presence and proliferation of local armed groups have further eroded state-building processes. Read this event recap to know more about Libya’s future.
MENASourceDec 21, 2022
It’s time for Tunisia’s president to resign. Here’s why.
By Alissa Pavia
The sound of Tunisia’s silence was deafening after only 11.2 percent of Tunisians—one million out of nine million eligible voters—participated in the December 17 parliamentary elections.