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Thu, Jan 7, 2021

Ali in Formiche: From the darkest hour to the hour of redemption…Ali explains the US chaos

In the News

Middle East North Africa

Wed, Jan 6, 2021

MENA’s post-COVID resilience depends on using the talent pool of women

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where gender-based inequalities are many and deep-rooted, the concern for women’s setbacks could be more serious due to the pandemic.

MENASource by Nadereh Chamlou

Economy & Business Middle East

Thu, Dec 24, 2020

Charai in the National Interest: Why Israel and Morocco are ushering in a new era of peace

During a recent visit to Morocco, Israeli national security advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat did something highly symbolic: he expressed his allegiance to King Mohammed VI in Moroccan Arabic, demonstrating his own ties to the country as well as the greater history between the two nations. This is a historical moment, says Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai, which will mark a turn towards greater peace between Morocco and Israel and a return to the tolerance reflected in Morocco's history.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Israel Middle East

Thu, Dec 24, 2020

How Moroccans reacted to normalization with Israel

Moroccans were not surprised to see their country became the fourth Arab nation to normalize relations with Israel—it was the US’s recognition of Western Sahara that astonished them since Morocco’s identity is intertwined with that of Western Sahara.

MENASource by Zineb Riboua

Middle East North Africa

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Tunisia’s political landscape a decade after the Jasmine revolution

As Tunisia approaches the tenth anniversary of its revolution, it faces a pandemic that has induced a historical economic crisis with significant social and political ramifications in the years to come.

MENASource by Dario Cristiani

Middle East North Africa

Mon, Dec 14, 2020

Khoury quoted in the Washington Post on Israel-Morocco normalization

In the News

Israel Middle East

Sun, Dec 13, 2020

Mezran quoted in The Hill on Israel-Morocco normalization

In the News

Israel Middle East

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, Dec 11, 2020

Arbit quoted in TRT World on Israel-Morocco normalization

In the News

Israel Middle East

Fri, Dec 11, 2020

Lipner quoted in the Hill on Morocco-Israel normalization

In the News

Israel Middle East
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