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Fri, Dec 11, 2020

The politics of pandemics: Evolving regime-opposition dynamics in the MENA region

The politics of pandemics: Evolving regime-opposition dynamics in the MENA region.

Report by Frederick Kempe, Giampiero Massolo, Karim Mezran, Annalisa Perteghella, Emadeddin Badi, Yahia Mohamed Lamine Mestek, Hafsa Halawa, Abbas Kadhim, Gawdat Bahgat, Nadereh Chamlou

Coronavirus Iran

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

How a Biden presidency could change US relations with the rest of the world

We asked experts from around the Atlantic Council to preview what the election of Joe Biden as US president will mean for countries, big and small, all across the world. Here’s a quick spin around the globe as we preview what lies ahead for US foreign policy under Joe Biden:

New Atlanticist by Atlantic Council

Africa East Asia

Mon, Nov 9, 2020

Badi in ECFR: Rethinking Governance: The case for European engagement with non-state armed groups

In the News

Libya Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Nov 5, 2020

Libyan ceasefire agreement faces hurdles due to foreign intervention

There are virtually no coercion or accountability mechanisms that international stakeholders are committed to leveraging against domestic parties that are working to undermine the agreement with the support of foreign actors.

MENASource by Karim Mezran, Emadeddin Badi

Libya Middle East

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

For Turkey, the Libyan conflict and the eastern Mediterranean are inextricably linked

The proxy confrontation playing out in Libya has intensified a regional competition for resources in the waters of the eastern Mediterranean, where several overlapping claims for maritime jurisdiction by Turkey, Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus have fueled escalating tensions.

MENASource by Ahmed Helal

Europe & Eurasia Libya

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Mezran quoted in TRT World on the politics behind Haftar’s devolution of power in Libya

In the News

Libya North Africa

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

France must recognize its role in Libya’s plight

While Paris’s official policy in Libya has supported the United Nations-led negotiations over Libya and the Government of National Accord (GNA) that resulted from them, France’s real policy on the ground has been one of total and full support for Haftar’s forces.

New Atlanticist by Karim Mezran and Federica Saini Fasanotti

Conflict France

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Badi quoted in the Washington Post on the Libya conflict

In the News

Libya Middle East

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Libya’s future depends on constructive, not destructive, international involvement

Turkey’s strong support for Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj's UN-recognized administration, however, may have at least spared the country from falling into the wrong sphere of influence. But getting to a lasting peace in Libya will require the constructive involvement of all the actors who have a stake in Libya’s future.

TURKEYSource by Mehmet Öğütçü

Conflict Libya

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Libya’s crisis is a tough puzzle to solve for Egypt

Two elements are certain in this complex scenario. Firstly, Cairo will not fall into the trap of being drawn into an open proxy war in Libya, since it might have serious repercussions on the security of its porous borders, especially in the south. Secondly, Haftar’s next moves will effectively define whether the relations have cooled between him and Cairo or whether Libya is facing yet another aftershock in a marriage that is more tactical than strategic.

MENASource by Alessia Melcangi and Giuseppe Dentice

Conflict Crisis Management
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