Middle East Programs

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Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Hruby quoted in the Africa Report on US infrastructure financing in Kenya

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa East Africa

Wed, Nov 6, 2019

Bruton quoted in VOA on US interest in Ethiopian dam dispute

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Energy & Environment

Wed, Nov 6, 2019

Hudson quoted in Reuters on US-led talks in Ethiopian dam dispute

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Energy & Environment

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Libya: Locked or moving forward?

One of the unfortunate consequences of Libya’s crisis is that the main players with decision-making power in Libya’s conflict are the regional and international powers involved in the crisis.

MENASource by Karim Mezran

Libya Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Factbox: Tunisia’s precarious 2019 presidential election

Voting booths open for the Tunisian presidential election this Sunday, September 15, in one of the world’s youngest democracies. Tunisians will be selecting their second president from among twenty-six candidates, including two women, with hopes of a new vision for addressing pressing issues about the economy, security, and political reform.

MENASource by Adam Aluzri and Christiana Haynes

Democratic Transitions Elections

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Ben Mahfoudh quoted in The New Arab: Women set to play a decisive role in Tunisia’s elections after Essebsi’s death

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Elections North Africa

Sat, Sep 7, 2019

Ben Mahfoudh quoted in The Arab Weekly: Tunisia’s presidential candidates on the offensive ahead of vote

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Elections North Africa

Thu, Sep 5, 2019

Is the early presidential election a political turning point for Tunisia?

The results of the next Tunisian presidential election may change the political spectrum for the subsequent legislative elections too. During the last eights years, the political paranoia has been the rule, leading public opinion to discredit politicians and political parties.

MENASource by Haykel Ben Mahfoudh

Middle East North Africa

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

Ben Mahfoudh quoted in TRTWorld: A diverse line-up of contestants gear up for Tunisia’s presidential race

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Elections North Africa

Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Tunisia could help enforce Libya’s arms embargo

In 2020, when Tunisia begins its two-year term as non-permanent member of the Security Council, the country will have the biggest opportunity to influence international affairs since becoming a democracy in 2011. In response to the appointment, Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui declared “Tunisia will be the voice of Africa and the Arab world…Trying to […]

MENASource by Keith Jones