Middle East Programs

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Tue, Apr 6, 2021

The Abraham Accords hold the key to Biden’s East Med policy

While motivated by the potential for a new Iran nuclear deal under the Biden administration, the Abraham Accords represent an unprecedented regional unification that was inconceivable just a few years ago. But it also represents an opportunity to continue America’s positive international energy diplomacy, and leadership in the East Med would be an ideal place to pick up the baton.

MENASource by Matthew Zais

Middle East North Africa

Fri, Apr 2, 2021

The end of Libya’s nightmare or the beginning of a new one?

If badly managed, any of these challenges could turn fatal for Dbeiba’s government. It will take a lot of goodwill from the Libyan population and from the new elite of the country to allow space for compromise and acceptance of differences to ensure that the path is one of political dialogue and peaceful confrontation rather than one of armed conflict.

MENASource by Karim Mezran and Tahani Elmogrbi

Libya Middle East

Tue, Mar 23, 2021

Mezran in Formiche: Libya and beyond. Here is Italy in the Mediterranean

In the News

Arms Control Conflict

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Mezran in the Wilson Center: “Libya 2021: Islamists, Salafis & Jihadis”

In the News

Conflict Extremism

Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Badi quoted in TRT World on Libya’s new unity government

In the News

Conflict Libya

Mon, Mar 15, 2021

Badi quoted in Libya Herald on challenges for the Libyan Government of National Unity

In the News

Libya Middle East

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Senior State Department official says US is committed to supporting entrepreneurship in the Middle East

The Joe Biden Administration is committed to supporting entrepreneurship in the Middle East and deepening economic cooperation between the United States and the region

MENASource by Allison Holle

Economy & Business Middle East

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Rewriting the rules of mediation and conflict resolution: The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum

Good news for the Joe Biden administration may strangely come from the recent results of the inter-Libyan negotiations in Geneva.

MENASource by Hafed Al Ghwell and Karim Mezran

Libya Middle East

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Mezran and Pavia in Sadeq Institute: The Great Game

In the News

Libya North Africa

Thu, Feb 18, 2021

The Biden administration may have hit the reset button in Libya

Despite its marginality and irrelevance for US’s interests, Libya has come to constitute the litmus test of this perceived change in the world political landscape.

MENASource by Karim Mezran

Libya Middle East