As the Sahel sees increasing jihadist insurgencies, Mauritania remains free of the scourge of terrorism…for now.
The new UN special envoy has a daunting task trying to end the war; a good start is to pressure to replace UNSC 2216.
The view from Tunis is somewhat different to that enjoyed by some Western commentators.
After months of negotiations a new Libyan government has emerged but massive corruption and personal ambitions may once again stymy efforts to rebuild a war-shattered country.
A massive container ship blocks the Suez canal for 6 days causing one of the biggest disruptions to trade in recent years; it should also set off alarm bells about regional and global security.
US views will influence what Netanyahu decides to do on 1 July. Those of other major international actors might do so too. But domestic political considerations may be even more important.
Humanitarian aid to Yemen faces drastic cuts in a country stalked by war, famine and now Covid-19.
A maritime rights agreement between Turkey and the besieged Tripoli Government of National Accord draws Turkey deeper into the civil war in Libya.
Competing ideas for increased security in the Gulf “tinderbox”. UK under Johnson backs the US. Legal considerations.
Morocco’s right to exploit the resources of the Western Sahara is contested by Polisario and its supporters. Elsewhere on the Atlantic littoral, Mauritania has cooperated successfully with Senegal over shared water and gas resources.