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In the News

Nov 30, 2021

Melcangi quoted in The Christan Science Monitor on the viability of Libya’s December elections

By Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

MENASource

Nov 29, 2021

Startups aren’t just hip. They’re also the key to unlocking youth unemployment in MENA.

By Mahmood Abdulla

The MENA region has a pressing unemployment challenge. While many attempts are underway to address this problem, the solution could lie in its growing startup scene.

Economy & Business Middle East

In the News

Nov 23, 2021

Mezran quoted in The New Arab on Libya’s upcoming presidential elections

By Atlantic Council

Elections Libya

MENASource

Nov 23, 2021

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

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

In the News

Nov 22, 2021

Melcangi quoted in Shorouk News on factors hindering the democratic progress in Libya

By Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

MENASource

Nov 22, 2021

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

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

Nov 19, 2021

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

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

In the News

Nov 17, 2021

Grieco in Parameters: “The US military no longer dominates the skies”

By Atlantic Council

On November 17, Grieco was featured in the US Army War College’s Quarterly, Parameters, in which she coauthored an article with Max Bremer on the concept of verticality when assessing threats to control of the air littoral. “This new and unprecedented littoral challenge to US air superiority calls for more than technological solutions. It requires […]

English Iraq

In the News

Nov 16, 2021

Badi in The Washington Post: Many Libyans already dismiss next month’s elections as illegitimate

By Atlantic Council

Elections Libya

In the News

Nov 15, 2021

Farrand in Books Network: The Algerian Dream

By Atlantic Council

Corruption Democratic Transitions