Five years after the revolution, internal headwinds and regional whirlwinds continue to bedevil Tunisia, jeopardizing its democratic transition.
In its foreign policy toward North Africa and the Middle East, the EU is putting stability before human rights, as it did before the Arab Spring.
The EU’s timid insistence on political reform in Morocco coupled with unrelenting financial and diplomatic support might have removed the incentive for reforms.
Palestinians cannot fathom why European citizens’ support for Palestinian rights has advanced so much more in recent decades than official EU positions.
The EU should refrain from acting in Lebanon like a humanitarian NGOs and should behave instead like a serious power with effective sticks and carrots.
If European policymakers want to help stabilize and reorient Libya, they should recall the lessons of the five years since the country’s 2011 revolution.
The EU’s approach toward Egypt is based on misperceptions and false assumptions, and European support fails to reflect the country’s social and political dynamics.
The UN sustainable development goal of peace, justice, and strong institutions is an important step forward for global development, but its meaning is inevitably imprecise.
The refugee crisis unsettled the EU like no challenge before it. With the inflow of refugees likely to continue for years, migration may be the ultimate make-or-break issue for the EU.
Algerians want Europe to be far more involved in promoting democracy, freedom of the media, independent civil society, and migration issues.