Tunisia

A Mediterranean energy treble

Arab Digest editor William Law welcomes top North Africa energy analyst Francis Ghilès to the podcast to talk about the potential energy alliance between Italy, Tunisia and Algeria as the war in Ukraine grinds on and sanctions on Russia begin to bite. Italy is determined to become Europe’s energy hub while Tunisia has the geographic proximity to the continent and Algeria the resources for a nexus of interests to emerge, one that could prove a winner for all three.

America and the Kais Saied coup

Arab Digest editor William Law is joined by the Project on Middle East Democracy’s Amy Hawthorne. And their focus is Tunisia. While the world’s attention is riveted on Ukraine and Putin’s war, Kais Saied, the Tunisian president is quietly putting the finishing touches to a new dictatorship in North Africa. So what is the Biden administration, which claims to put democracy at the heart of its foreign policy, doing about it?

The View From Tunis Redux

Summary: six months after his coup de maître, President Kais Saied urgently needs to be clear about his democratic intentions if he is to win the international donor support which Tunisia urgently needs.

Macron’s missteps in North Africa

Arab Digest editor William Law welcomes back Francis Ghilès, a leading European expert on the Maghreb and a senior associate research fellow at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs. Their conversation explores the missteps of France in North Africa and the persistent failure to arrive at coherent policy approaches towards countries that are crucial to Europe’s security.

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