The Coronavirus Could Heal Libya
The pandemic might prompt the kind of cooperation needed to end the country’s civil war, after years of fighting and foreign intervention failed.
The Libyan Civil War Is About to Get Worse
None of the parties involved is serious about reaching a political settlement, meaning the conflict could kill many more this year.
Russia’s Role in the Libyan Civil War Gives It Leverage Over Europe
Russia has played all sides in the conflict to get a seat at the negotiating table. Now it wants an end to sanctions.
2019: A Year of Global Protest
Even as right-wing forces took hold in many places around the world, grassroots democracy proved itself alive and well.
Algeria’s Election Won’t Save Its Democracy
In the presidential vote this week, citizens looking for change will have few good options to pick from.
After 8 Months on the Streets, Protesters in Algeria Aren’t Giving Up
Citizens have been promised new elections. But they are looking for more fundamental change.
Europe’s Future Will Be Decided in North Africa
The United States should stop treating the region as secondary to the rest of the Middle East.
China’s Global Investments Are Declining Everywhere Except for One Region
Three charts highlight Beijing’s growing interest in the Middle East and North Africa.
Trump’s Support for Haftar Won’t Help Libya
The United States should be working to help negotiate peace rather than fanning the flames of another failed war.
Who Controls Libya’s Airports Controls Libya
The battle for control over critical infrastructure shows who might win the civil war.
Khalifa Haftar’s Miscalculated Attack on Tripoli Will Cost Him Dearly
The Libyan general was poised to rise to power. Now his unnecessary assault on the capital is alienating key international backers and potential local allies.
The Fight for Freedom in Algeria Isn’t Finished
The 82-year-old Abdelaziz Bouteflika has pledged to step down, but the protesters’ victory won’t be complete without a genuine democratic transition.
The Fight Against Terror Needs Better Data
The case of Tunisia shows that the anger of disappointed middle-class youths is driving radicalization more than poverty or unemployment.
Dozens of Coptic Christians Gunned Down in Egypt Attack
The latest in a spate of attacks in Egypt against Christians.
Could Italy Get Trump to Care About Fixing Libya?
Paolo Gentiloni's visit to Washington provides an opportunity for Donald Trump to heed an ally's advice.
For Trump and El-Sisi, Counterterrorism Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Trump voices unqualified support for El-Sisi. Egyptian leader compliments Trump’s “unique personality.”
Royal Jordanian Airlines Has the Perfect Response to Trump’s New Travel Restrictions
No laptops, says U.S. government? No problem, says Royal Jordanian.
Libya Can’t Save Itself
As fighting heats up between rival armed groups and Russia increases its involvement, a power vacuum threatens to tear the country apart.