• Adelphi Books

    Chapter 6: A New Economic Model for North Africa

    17 November 2015. 

    Several of the uprisings in North Africa produced political changes but have yet to foster the kind of economic conditions demonstrators demanded when they took to the streets in late 2010 and 2011.

  • Adelphi Books

    North Africa in Transition: The Struggle for Democracies and Institutions

    17 November 2015. 

    This Adelphi book examines how the politics, security and economies – which were largely stable for decades prior to 2011 – have changed in the four states of the Magrheb.

  • Strategic Comments

    Tunisia’s democracy faces economic challenges

    05 November 2015. 

    Increasing efforts to aid Tunisia have come from the international community during the past year, as concern mounts that terrorism and economic malaise may erode faith in the democratic system. It will be necessary to convince the business elite that ending monopolistic practices will not imperil their own living standards, and that reform will improve the lot of all Tunisians.

  • Strategic Comments

    EU’s naval mission in Mediterranean sets precedents

    29 October 2015. 

    The European Union’s naval mission was quickly established in response to the growing migrant crisis off Europe’s southern shores. Aiming to disrupt the ‘business model’ of traffickers and to save lives, Operation Sophia also marks an important shift in EU foreign policy.

  • Strategic Comments

    Libya’s fragmented conflict resists solutions

    30 September 2015. 

    There are no clear solutions to Libya’s civil war. While there are notionally two sides to the conflict, each is made up of a multitude of militias and factions with ever-changing internal dynamics.

  • Survival

    Could Libya’s Decline Have Been Predicted?

    22 September 2015.  Those who blame Libya’s demise on Western actors and institutions obscure the overwhelming responsibility and opportunity Libyans themselves had to shape their own future.

  • Expert Commentary

    The National Interest: Tunisia Needs to Do More to Fight Terrorism

    14 July 2015.  By Benjamin Fishman, Consulting Senior Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa The June 26 resort massacre in Tunisia that resulted in thirty-eight deaths revealed that the only Arab democracy is woefully underprepared to take on the brutality of the Islamic State. Like the March attack at Tunis’ Bardo museum, the beach and hotel had very limited security and the response times of police were insufficient to prevent dozens of...

  • Adelphi Books

    China’s Strong Arm: Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad

    29 May 2015. 

    China has long adhered to a principle of ‘non-interference’ in other states’ affairs. However, as more of its companies have been investing in projects overseas, and millions of its nationals are travelling abroad, Beijing is finding itself progressively involved in other countries – through the need to protect these interests and citizens.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 5: International rescue: Beijing’s mass evacuation from Libya

    23 May 2015. 

    Beijing entered a new era in spring 2011 when, as part of a larger evacuation, four Chinese military planes landed in the southern Libyan desert to rescue stranded Chinese workers.

  • Expert Commentary

    Foreign Affairs: Who Lost Libya?

    21 April 2015.  Obama’s Intervention in Retrospect Foreign Affairs May/June 2015

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