Summary: efforts by Israel to dismiss the significance of the ICJ ruling ignore the fact that the court’s decision has opened other pathways for legal recourse.
Summary: a new dictator has emerged in Tunisia and repression has returned but unlike the era of the Ben Ali dictatorship the economy is in freefall taking with it the hopes and aspirations of the 2011 revolution.
Summary: Western media and politicians mimic Israeli propaganda that the Huthis are Iranian-backed and armed when in fact the most senior Huthi military commanders were armed, trained and financed by the West.
Summary: the Gaza war has reinforced the conviction among young Arabs that the West has little or no concern for the rights of Palestinians and that much of what it says about freedom, justice and equality does not extend to the Arab world.
Summary: demonising language used against all Palestinians in the media and the UK government’s unwavering support for Israel’s military actions in Gaza have left our contributor feeling viscerally unsafe.
Summary: popular support for the Palestinian cause has brought hundreds of thousands into the streets while creating challenges for the leadership of the Maghreb countries that were once colonies of France and with whom relations were already strained.
Summary: a western media focus on the ill-treatment of sub-Saharan migrants ignores another harsh reality, the desperation of young Tunisians seeking to escape the economic crisis engulfing their country.
Summary: Giorgia Meloni’s Made in Italy fund is seeking investment from MENA energy players and Algeria has an opportunity and history on its side to engage with the Italians and invest in the fund. What’s lacking is the political will and the economic nous to seize the opportunity.
Summary: in an assessment that time has shown to be unerringly accurate, a leading American Middle East expert delineated the Kais Saied coup and the way in which the US and Europe stood by while Tunisian democracy was dismantled.
Summary: French President Emmanuel Macron’s record in the Middle East and North Africa has been at best a mixed one marked by a lack of collaborative strategic thinking and occasional diplomatic gaffes.