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The Great Carve-Up

The yearlong offensive on Tripoli by Khalifa Haftar’s forces has suffered fatal set­backs, and Libya’s conflicts are changing shape. Russia’s and Turkey’s attempts at carving out spheres of influence are bound to collide with the

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Libya at a Turning Point

In my blogpost on the early stages of the Covid-19 epidemic in North Africa, I wrote that: ‘Libya is a special case, as fighting has continued there ever since the overthrow of President Ghaddafi in

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Tunisia: New Government, New Dynamics?

On 26 February 2020, the Tunisian Assembly of the Representatives of the People voted in a government led by Elyes Fakhfakh. The new prime minister is a 48-year-old from Tunis, an engineer by training and

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Origins of Military Power in Algeria

The political preponderance of the armed forces in Algeria emerged only after a long period of confrontation following the outbreak of the war of liberation in 1954. And after the sidelining of the political figures

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Morocco to resume domestic travel and services

Morocco will further loosen lockdown measures for the services sector and domestic transport starting June 24, the government said on Sunday. Cafes, restaurants, sports clubs, and other services and entertainment businesses will be able… Read