Summary: when set against today’s reality a snapshot of MENA in July 2000 proves a grim comparison. So are there any grounds for hope and optimism?
Egypt’s President Sisi is threatening military action in support of the warlord Khalifa Haftar as the Tripoli-based GNA seeks to take the key coastal city of Sirte.
Tunisia has proven itself adept at dealing with the coronavirus and in the process strengthened its democracy.
Arab Digest · Algeria, President Tebboune and the Hirak movement
Countries across the MENA region are facing severe water shortages yet have done little to ameliorate a shared problem. Will the Covid-19 pandemic teach them that working cooperatively is the only way to resolve a looming crisis?
The Maghreb countries face a looming crisis in dealing with the impact of climate change on water supply.
Economies in the MENA region were slowing even before coronavirus hit.
Summary: Both Algeria and Tunisia have cause for concern as the war in Libya, fuelled and supported by outside players, continues with no end in sight.
Summary: As Tunisia’s economy continues to struggle, the failure to form a new government threatens the country’s fragile democracy.