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Jun 29, 2022

Algeria has been isolated for years. Now it’s making a shaky return to the world stage.

By Andrew G. Farrand

On both the substance and presentation of its foreign relations, if it is to seize this moment, Algeria has much catching up to do.

Middle East North Africa

In the News

Jun 22, 2022

Badi quoted in Reuters on the factions forming in Libya due to stalemate

By Atlantic Council

Civil Society Libya

Event Recap

Jun 16, 2022

A new transatlantic relationship for the Middle East and North Africa

By Alexandra Kaiss

On June 7, the Atlantic Council’s (AC) North Africa Initiative hosted an event, “New Transatlantic Relations for the Middle East and North Africa,” in collaboration with US Embassy Rome and Centro Studi Americani. Moderated by Karim Mezran, director of the AC’s North Africa Initiative and resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, the event explored […]

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

China-MENA Podcast

Jun 16, 2022

Chinese Tech in North Africa

By Atlantic Council

Tin Hinane joins us to discuss Chinese Tech in North Africa, China’s attempt to dominate the digital space in North Africa via tech giants such as Huawei and Alibaba, and the Digital Silk Road.

China Digital Policy

Event Recap

Jun 15, 2022

The Middle East and North Africa in the New Geopolitical Disorder

By Otto Lanzavecchia

While the US seems to be disengaging from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), which is rife with lingering tensions and subject to geopolitical turmoil, other external actors fill the void. All while the European Union (EU) mostly ignores the wider Mediterranean until it becomes impossible to ignore. An expert panel held by the Atlantic Council and the Med-Or Foundation in Rome delved into the drivers and strategic reasons behind the region’s newfound centrality on May 31, 2022.

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

In the News

Jun 15, 2022

Ashford in The New Arab: The Foreign Policies of Petrostates

By Atlantic Council

On June 15, Emma Ashford’s new book, Oil, the State and War, was reviewed in The New Arab. The reviewer wrote, “Oil, the State, and War is a book that helps understand the times we live in. It will be a great addition to the library of both the general reader interested in global affairs […]

Corruption Defense Policy

In the News

Jun 8, 2022

North Africa program’s event mentioned in Jewish Insider

By Atlantic Council

Middle East North Africa

In the News

Jun 7, 2022

Melcangi quoted in the Huffington Post on the food crisis and military capitalism in Egypt

By Atlantic Council

Italian Middle East

In the News

Jun 7, 2022

Melcangi quoted in Agenzia Nova on Tunisia’s recent removal of Islam as the state religion

By Atlantic Council

Italian Middle East

In the News

Jun 1, 2022

Mezran in Newlines: Gulf Influence in Maghreb

By Atlantic Council

North Africa Politics & Diplomacy