8 Nov, 2021

India’s Engagements in North Africa: Can it match Chinese involvement in the region?

Mohammed Sinan Siyech | 08 November 2021

India’s foreign policy initiatives and strategy in North Africa has so far remained an under-researched topic. This paper maps out India’s engagement with the five North African nations: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria
India’s Engagements in North Africa: Can it match Chinese involvement in the region?2021-11-16T11:59:46+03:00
10 Sep, 2021

Factors Determining Egyptian Policy towards Turkey after 2014

Ammar Fayed | 10 September 2021

Egyptian-Turkish relations have been dominated by regional tension and competition over the past years. These tense relations have been critical for the entire region given the considerable regional weight of both countries. Hence, the tension in their bilateral relations has affected overall regional stability, especially in cases that affect both countries’ interests
Factors Determining Egyptian Policy towards Turkey after 20142021-09-14T16:59:17+03:00
24 Aug, 2021

TUNISIA’S 25TH OF JULY: THE END OF A CRISIS OR THE START OF A NEW ONE

NEDRA CHERIF | 24 August 2021

The 25th of July has become a highly symbolic date in Tunisia, not only as the anniversary of the first republic’s proclamation in 1957, but also as a date marked by key events throughout the Tunisian transition. The recent exceptional measures announced by President Kais Saied on that date, however, did not come as a surprise, but rather constitute the culmination of the protracted and multifaceted crisis that has affected Tunisia for the last several years
TUNISIA’S 25TH OF JULY: THE END OF A CRISIS OR THE START OF A NEW ONE2021-08-24T14:29:25+03:00
25 May, 2021

Cybersecurity in the MENA region: Shared Insecurities, Diverse Responses

James Shires | 25 May 2021

Cyber insecurity is a multifaceted problem, and one further complicated by the political divides in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This paper tackles two questions: first, what are the main sources of cyber insecurity in the region?
Cybersecurity in the MENA region: Shared Insecurities, Diverse Responses2021-07-07T16:43:25+03:00
3 Feb, 2021

Sculpting the Statue of Revolution and Democracy: Tunisia Ten Years On

Larbi Sadiki | 03 February 2021 | AR

As Arabs mark the tenth anniversary of their uprisings, scholars find endless interpretations of how to read them. Transitologists are yet to find their Godot – Arab Spring “democracy”. Ten years have been fraught with more counter-revolution than revolution? And of more authoritarian rule than democracy?
Sculpting the Statue of Revolution and Democracy: Tunisia Ten Years On2021-02-08T14:08:57+03:00
25 Dec, 2020

Near in fear and far in aspiration: convergences and differences of the KSA-UAE alliance

Federico Donelli | 25 December 2020 | TR | AR

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) are often portrayed by the media and analysts as a single regional power group. Although the alliance is not at stake, it has a much more complex nature than is most commonly represented. The two Gulf monarchies show different stances and preferences on a variety of regional issues
Near in fear and far in aspiration: convergences and differences of the KSA-UAE alliance2020-12-30T16:46:25+03:00
26 Nov, 2020

Challenges of Biden’s Presidency: Repairing Faults in Domestic and Foreign Affairs

Basheer Nafi | 26 November 2020

The United States’ presidential election were held along with the House of Representative and Senate elections on November 3. However, the result was not clear until November 6, when it became evident that the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, won the American presidency. The next day, November 7, major American media sources announced that the election had been decided in Biden’s favor.
Challenges of Biden’s Presidency: Repairing Faults in Domestic and Foreign Affairs2020-12-09T15:28:25+03:00
28 Oct, 2020

The Transformation Struggle of the PYD: Localization Tendency as a Method of Gaining Legitimacy?

Mehmet Emin Cengiz | 28 October 2020 | TR

The Democratic Union Party (PYD) has emerged as one of the biggest beneficiaries in the Syrian war, triggered by the Arab Spring. Since its inception in 2003 until 2011, the party had not found the chance of being a significant actor in the Syrian political theatre. However, the Syrian war eruption and the rise of ISIS opened a new chapter for the PYD and its military wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG).
The Transformation Struggle of the PYD: Localization Tendency as a Method of Gaining Legitimacy?2020-11-19T12:24:16+03:00
7 Oct, 2020

Peace-Making in the Middle East: “Normalization” with…without Palestine?

Larbi Sadiki | 07 October 2020 | TR | AR

Under the “Trump Deal”, the recent brand of normalization of one-Arab-state-at-a-time with Israel has neglected issues of Palestinian justice and right to statehood. This paper argues that these glaring omissions,
Peace-Making in the Middle East: “Normalization” with…without Palestine?2020-10-12T14:27:30+03:00
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