EU policy towards the Maghreb is still reflective of the disjointed self-interests of member states who favor their own short-term political and security interests and does not take stock of the new realities affecting security in several countries of the Maghreb.
As 2016 comes to a close, Diwan offers recommendations for this period of relative rest.
As 2016 draws to a close, prospects for the year ahead seem uncertain. The Arab world remains mired in both political and economic conflict and instability.
US President-elect Donald Trump has said a number of contradictory statements during his campaign pertaining to an overall foreign policy strategy he will pursue in the Middle East.
The public needs to be included for investment to produce economic, political, and social benefits.
The violence sweeping across the Arab world isn't a consequence of the Arab Spring, but of decades of dictatorship.
Algiers and Beijing have improved their economic ties, but Algeria can certainly benefit more.
If Tunisia’s top-down strategy to boost investment and private-sector growth is to succeed, a bottom-up approach is also needed to address the country’s most urgent challenges.
Tunisia is restructuring the state’s economic role, but the effects could sharpen inequalities and threaten political stability.