Category: North Africa

Mali’s Persistent Jihadist Problem

By CHRISTOPHER CHIVVIS Four years ago, French forces intervened in Mali, successfully averting an al Qaeda-backed thrust toward the capital of Bamako. The French operation went a long way toward reducing the threat that multiple jihadist groups posed to this...

The world’s most dangerous U.N. mission

The al-Qaeda threat in Mali presents a new challenge to U.N. peacekeepers. Since World War II, U.N. peacekeepers have been dispatched to 69 conflicts — civil wars, border disputes and failed states. But now they are confronting an unsettling new...

How Europe can help preserve Tunisia’s fragile democracy

By Hamza Meddeb  SUMMARY Six years since the revolution, the success of democracy in Tunisia depends on those parts of the country where the popular uprising began: its ‘periphery’, whose regions lag far behind the country’s economically more developed coast....

الوساطة الجزائرية لتسوية الأزمة الليبية.. الرؤية والتحركات

الوساطة الجزائرية لتسوية الأزمة الليبية.. الرؤية والتحركات عبداللطيف حجازي الخميس, 09 مارس2017,   تُكثِّف الجزائر من تحركاتها لتسوية الأزمة الليبية، من خلال تواصلها مع أطراف الأزمة خاصة بالمنطقة الشرقية بعدما كانت تُركز تحركاتها في السابق على قوى الغرب في هذا...

Five years on: A new European agenda for North Africa

By Anthony Dworkin  INTRODUCTION Five years after the Arab uprisings in North Africa, the EU needs to avoid an “either-or” mentality on stability versus progress and keep its ambitions to promote reform in the region. “Five Years On: A new...