Rapprochement with Egypt is a necessary first step for Turkey to break out of its self-induced isolation, but it will require concessions that Erdogan may not be willing to make.
By harnessing national confidence, proactively dealing with regional security concerns and exercising geopolitical cooperation, the UAE is positioning itself as a regional powerhouse.
Ethiopia’s obstinance puts the region at a sensitive crossroads again
It’s time to stop using a Western-based concept ten years on from the events that began the Arab Uprisings.
After years of turmoil, Libyans thirst for unity and an end to the nine-year conflict. What should the making of a settlement in a divided Libya look like?
Novel ways to understand why the Libyan revolution occurred and moves toward its resolution
The Libyan conflict is marred by competing interests, and is where the Mediterranean’s major players all hope to come out on top.
Europe needs to find ways of reinvigorating its relations with MENA countries to bring stability in its southern neighborhood and Mediterranean region.
Lisa Anderson explains how external response to the Libyan conflict largely synchronizes with existing alliances and strategic interests.
Turkey is at one end of competing geostrategic visions in the Eastern Mediterranean, but are there avenues for reconciliation with countries at the opposite pole?
In the last half-century, Egypt has had to negotiate its way through the Arab–Israeli peace process, regional nuclear proliferation, and domestic political transition. What has it taught us?
A sobering look at how COVID-19 will affect Libya, Syria, and Yemen, where war and conflict have not only decimated most of these countries’ precious resources but are further destroying what remains of them.
Political Scientist Lisa Anderson explores how the local players in the Libyan conflict affect the decision-making of states, both in North Africa and beyond.
The rebuilding process in Libya will be complex and arduous but must be done with a focus on local actors and an acknowledgment of the realities on the ground
The presence of foreign armed groups in Libya’s south poses an increasing threat to local security and regional political ties.
For years, many actors have tried to mediate peace efforts for the Libyan crisis, but instead of an end to hostilities, conflicts remain.