The increasing rate of executions after unfair trials is eroding trust in Egypt’s justice system.
Despite widespread praise for Youssef Chahed’s anti-corruption efforts, they also risk inflaming elite tensions and undermining Tunisia’s democratic transition.
The legal battle over Tiran and Sanafir has exposed opposition from among Egypt’s elites even though the parliament’s and judiciary’s approval of the transfers represents a victory for the regime.
Though Egypt’s decision to raise interest rates will do little to curb inflation in the short term, its policy is based on a longer view.
The Moroccan authorities are unsuccessfully using their influence over religious discourse and the media to try to turn the public against protesters in the Rif.
Egypt’s military is using food charity during Ramadan to prevent social unrest, though it may not be able to afford this tactic in the long term.
Instead of addressing glaring security deficits, Sisi has focused on escalating the government crackdown on what remains of Egypt’s opposition.
Without a new decentralizing framework, elections for new local councils in Tunisia will not make them more responsive to local concerns.
“We are heavily counting on Tunisian and international civil society, the media, and every single Tunisian to get involved in this war on corruption.”
The UN is poised to renew the search for a political settlement on Western Sahara, and a recent ruling by the European Union Court of Justice may provide the foundation for negotiations.
Egypt’s reinstated state of emergency is ineffective in fighting terrorism and gives security forces yet another excuse to tighten crack down on the opposition.
Women continue to face challenges in accessing the higher echelons of political power, but also in playing a more substantive role in the policymaking process.
Algeria’s myriad Islamist parties are either barred from the elections or internally divided over whether to support the government or join the opposition, limiting their chances of success.
Egypt’s increasingly heavy-handed tactics in Sinai have led to a dramatic rise in civilian casualties that is turning more residents against the military.
One year before its mandate expires, Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission is struggling to complete its work within a volatile domestic political climate.
A primer on Algeria’s upcoming legislative elections, parliament, candidates, and registered voters.
While preparing the population for austerity measures, the Algerian government is still scrambling for alternatives to avoid them.
To address the Mediterranean migrant crisis, the EU is seeking closer partnerships with North African states.
Granting Tunisian security forces suffrage provides police unions greater leverage over politicians, diminishing prospects for security sector reform.
“No political party, no political actor is able to lead Tunisia alone in this very sensitive and fragile period.”