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MENASource by Tahani Elmogrbi

Nov 23, 2021

Chairman of Libya’s High National Election Commission: Libya doesn’t have the right environment for a referendum

MENASource by Tahani Elmogrbi

Tahani Elmogrbi, a Libya expert, interviewed High National Election Commission Chairman Dr. Emad Al-Sayah for the Atlantic Council’s North Africa Initiative, prior to the shakeup at the Libyan Post Telecommunications and Information Technology Holding Company.

Elections Libya

MENASource by Alissa Pavia, Karim Mezran, and Yaseen Rashed

Nov 22, 2021

Tunisia has a new government. How will challenges be addressed?

MENASource by Alissa Pavia, Karim Mezran, and Yaseen Rashed

The Atlantic Council’s North Africa Initiative asked several experts a series of questions on Tunisia’s situation. Here is how they answered.

Middle East North Africa

Event Recap by Yaseen Rashed

Nov 19, 2021

Deputy assistant secretary of state for North Africa: The best way to counter corruption is to strengthen democracy

Event Recap by Yaseen Rashed

On October 27, the Atlantic Council’s North Africa Initiative hosted an event with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), discussing the implications of current political, socio-economic conditions and future challenges North Africa faces.

Libya Middle East

MENASource by Allison Nour

Nov 4, 2021

What will the US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue look like? Here’s a preview.

MENASource by Allison Nour

The US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue is one of the longest-standing in the region. Though primarily symbolic, the dialogue serves as an opportunity for senior-level engagement across a broad swath of bilateral priorities.

Middle East North Africa

Report by Frederick Kempe, Giampiero Massolo, Yahia Zoubir, Abdelkader Abderrahmane, Pietro Gagliardi, Guillaume Biganzoli, Aldo Liga, Nader Kabbani, Nejla Ben Mimoune, Hannah Abdullah, Karim Elgendy, Shlomo Roiter Jesner, Jay Mens, Armando Sanguini, Karim Mezran, and Alissa Pavia

Oct 26, 2021

North Africa 2030: What the future holds for the region

Report by Frederick Kempe, Giampiero Massolo, Yahia Zoubir, Abdelkader Abderrahmane, Pietro Gagliardi, Guillaume Biganzoli, Aldo Liga, Nader Kabbani, Nejla Ben Mimoune, Hannah Abdullah, Karim Elgendy, Shlomo Roiter Jesner, Jay Mens, Armando Sanguini, Karim Mezran, and Alissa Pavia

In the last decade, several events redefined North Africa’s heterogeneous character and identity. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Arab spring, but most of the root causes fueling the unrest remain unaddressed.

Middle East North Africa

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oct 24, 2021

Mezran quoted in NIUS on the threat armed militias pose to Libya’s fragile peace process

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Policy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oct 22, 2021

Melcangi quoted in The New York Times on challenges Libya faces heading into December elections

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Democratic Transitions

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oct 21, 2021

Badi quoted in The Arab Weekly on Libya’s upcoming election

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

MENASource by Mustafa El Sagezli

Oct 21, 2021

A return to a constitutional monarchy may solve Libya’s problems

MENASource by Mustafa El Sagezli

When it comes to choosing their next chapter, some Libyans have already identified a promising path forward: restoring the 1951 constitution, which called for a representative, technocratic government with a hereditary monarch.

Libya Middle East

Event Recap by Hezha Barzani

Oct 13, 2021

Event recap: Accountability and justice in Libya—voices from the ground

Event Recap by Hezha Barzani

On September 28, the Atlantic Council’s North Africa Initiative hosted an event exploring the challenges of promoting transitional justice in Libya and how to pursue accountability for crimes committed in the civil war that began in 2011.

Libya Middle East