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Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Soccer for peace in the Middle East and North Africa

Although uniting around sport might be mainly symbolic, it could also be a confidence-building effort that could reduce tension and increase integration in a region that would mightily benefit from both.

MENASource by Rabah Arezki

Middle East North Africa

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on either shore of the Mediterranean

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on almost every nation of the world, creating new challenges and exacerbating preexisting ones. Attention has been focused on the health sector, as it was the first impacted by the pandemic. However, various actors rapidly utilized the effects of the health crisis for political purposes. At the same time, […]

Issue Brief by Karim Mezran, Emily Burchfield, Paolo Alli, Emadeddin Badi, Haykel Ben Mahfoudh, Alessia Melcangi

Coronavirus North Africa

Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Middle East

In every US presidential election since the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Middle East and North Africa has been a top foreign policy issue. The 2020 presidential election is no different.

Elections 2020 by Middle East Programs

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Badi quoted in Al Monitor on possible resignation of Libya Prime Minister

In the News

North Africa Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

From coronavirus to Mediterranean tensions, Italy has stepped up its diplomatic game during dramatic year, foreign minister says

Despite the many difficulties, Di Maio is confident that Rome has seized the moment and provided “new impulse to Italy’s international profile and credibility.”

New Atlanticist by Francesco Bechis and Valeria Covato

China Coronavirus

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

Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Nile Basin’s GERD dispute creates risks for Egypt, Sudan, and beyond

Competition for the Nile Basin’s freshwater has been growing markedly for three decades. In 2011, it intensified after Ethiopia started building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

MENASource by Amal Kandeel

Ethiopia North Africa

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