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Nations in the Maghreb must act to preserve precious water supplies

  • North African states and communities are no strangers to the need for careful water management and its relevance to effective governance in challenging times. From traditional underground water channels and ingenious methods of water collection and storage to modern dams and hydropower project...
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Libya — no new momentum in stalled aspirations

  • After a decade of do-nothing governments, parallel authorities, failed external interventions and sporadic armed convulsions, the recent appointment of the UN secretary-general’s eighth special representative for Libya is shaping up to be just another iteration of the destructive futility that ...
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Waning international cooperation in a changing world

  • World leaders will convene in New York, on Sept. 19, for the UN General Assembly’s annual high-level session at a time of enormous and unprecedented challenges for the global community, making this year’s gathering a highly anticipated affair. Following soon after will be the annual meetings of...
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Egypt, Jordan and Iraq — a promising alliance

  • There is no doubt about the innumerable benefits that could arise from the pursuit of greater cooperation and a deeper integration of societies across the Arab world. Multilateral regional cooperation can catalyze change, mitigate conflicts and relieve tensions by developing cooperative (not c...
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There is plenty of blame to go around in Libya

  • For the third time this year, violence returned to the streets of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, as prevailing tensions between the North African country’s two parallel authorities boiled over. This repeat pattern of flare-ups and hostilities is an inevitable development following more than a de...
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Iraq gets deeper and deeper into a political quagmire

  • Ten months ago, Iraq was on the verge of pulling off a remarkable, albeit improbable, feat after the conclusion of national parliamentary elections. Most Iraqis were skeptical of the tired promises, delivered with the usual populist grandeur typical of a country adrift in chaos and with an abse...
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On debt, shocks, climate and geopolitics in the Arab world

  • For most Arab countries, record food inflation compounding existing socioeconomic challenges is just the latest, most visible iteration of convergent crises threatening to choke this part of the world. The region’s governments and relevant political leadership are under immense pressure as shri...
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International community needs to accept its share of responsibility in Libya

  • After years of pervasive instability, the world is quickly running out of adjectives to accurately describe the multifaceted and multidimensional crises in Libya spawned during the chaotic decade following the collapse of Muammar Qaddafi’s 42-year regime in 2011. There is no mystery surroundin...
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In Tunisia, the dice is still rolling

  • Last week, President Kais Saied’s campaign to reverse Tunisia’s transition culminated in the passing of a constitutional referendum empowering his office to alter the North African country’s future trajectory. The controversial move has committed the country — once a bright spot for democracy t...
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Iraq stares into the void as public frustration grows

  • On Wednesday, protesters stormed the Iraqi parliament in the Green Zone in Baghdad, removing blast walls and crowding into the fortified area while chanting anti-Iran slogans. The Green Zone itself, for all its purported benefit in maintaining a semblance of a functioning government in a troub...
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