• Turkey’s Military Transformation: The Idlib and Libya Cases

    REPORT

    The developments taking place around the borders of Turkey cause security concerns and require Turkey to resort to military options. However, as wars become more complex, battlefields become narrower, and military and civilian populations get...

  • Tunisian Presidentialism: Is President Kaïs Saïed Salvation?

    OPINION

    Almost a year ago, Tunisians elected Kaïs Saïed with an unprecedented popularity. The Tunisian president today dreams of having his own political party and more. After surmounting a serious political storm that could have evaporated...

  • Iraq’s Toughest Challenge: Controlling the Iranian-backed Militias

    OPINION

    On 14 August, an Iraqi civil activist, Tahseen Oussama, was shot dead and four days later another prominent activist Reham Yacoub was shot dead in Basra. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi consequently sacked the Basra police and...

  • Bahrain in the Context of Normalization with Israel

    OPINION

    There has been a pattern in the Gulf region with regard to the normalization process with Israel. Kuwait being the exception not fitting this pattern, all other Gulf states seem to be willing to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. Saudi...

  • The UAE-Israel Normalization: Political and Social Implications

    ANALYSIS

    The United Arab Emirates (the UAE) has stood out among the most important US allies in the Middle East particularly since 2016. Even when Trump was president-elect, the UAE has attempted to influence the Middle East policy of the incoming Trump...

  • Algeria's African Migrants 'Partially Open Door' Policy

    OPINION

    Since 2013, the Algerian authorities have expressed concern about migrants settling down in the southern border provinces of Tamenrassat and Béchar and, the Committee of Coordination has been collecting data and statistics regarding their...

  • Morocco’s COVID-19 African Initiative: A Mirror of Complex Aspirations

    REPORT

    In November 2019, China reported the first cases of COVID-19 infection within its territory. Since then, the pandemic, which made its first appearance in Wuhan, was transformed into a global security threat due to the interdependency of interests...

  • The Far-Right and COVID-19

    POLICY BRIEF

    The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) that emerged first in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and claimed the lives of almost half a million people across the world, has become a threat to human health, national economies and national security all around the...

  • Algeria’s New Libya Policy: Mediation and Precaution

    OPINION

    Since his election in December 2019, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has been active on the thorny Libyan dossier. His action is based on regional and sub-regional security imperatives. The Algerian president, though, is pushing vehemently...

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Tunisian Presidentialism: Is President Kaïs Saïed Salvation?

Almost a year ago, Tunisians elected Kaïs Saïed with an unprecedented popularity. The Tunisian president today dreams of having his own...

Iraq’s Toughest Challenge: Controlling the Iranian-backed Militias

On 14 August, an Iraqi civil activist, Tahseen Oussama, was shot dead and four days later another prominent activist Reham Yacoub was shot...

Bahrain in the Context of Normalization with Israel

There has been a pattern in the Gulf region with regard to the normalization process with Israel. Kuwait being the exception not fitting this...

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The Far-Right and COVID-19

The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) that emerged first in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and claimed the lives of almost half a million people across...

Emirates of Crisis: Why is Morocco Blacklisted?

The recent foreign policy assertiveness of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has contributed to chaos and caused instability not only in the Middle...

Security Factor in the Middle East in Russian-Egyptian Relations (2014-2018)

In recent years Russia’s policy in the Middle East has intensified, which is reflected in its direct participation in the resolution of...

Analysis See All

The UAE-Israel Normalization: Political and Social Implications

The United Arab Emirates (the UAE) has stood out among the most important US allies in the Middle East particularly since 2016. Even when Trump...

US Military Presence in Iraq: Historical Background, Transformations and Repercussions

The military presence of the US (United States) in Iraq has experienced various transformations by passing through many phases parallel to the...

Digital Fight Against Covid-19 and The “New Normal” for Security Institutions

Beyond its medical aspects, the Covid-19 pandemic provides a suitable atmosphere for significant changes in terms of the international security...