A conflict could be brewing in the eastern Mediterranean. Here’s how to stop it.
Middle East and North Africa
Experts from ECFR’s national offices address the tensions in the eastern Mediterranean over gas reserves
International courts are no substitute for politics – not least when the countries that set them up fail to back them
Rival camps in Libya will likely sabotage political processes that could undermine them. The international community can head this off by harnessing protesters’ justified anger.
It is imperative that the European Union provide sustained support to key actors in Lebanon, working around the Lebanese state wherever possible
After a humiliating defeat at the UN Security Council, Washington will seek snapback sanctions to sabotage what is left of the nuclear deal. Britain, France, and Germany can still keep it alive until after the US election.
The Israel-UAE peace deal provides multiple wins for both countries, and for the US. But it could yet deepen the region’s political fault lines.
Human rights and international law should be a timeless part of addressing problems in Israel and Palestine, but the international community urgently needs to begin doing so once more
The EU should look to its own history as it aims to secure its own interests and resolve tensions in the eastern Mediterranean
Europe needs a grand bargain with Turkey that can create a short- and longer-term conflict-resolution framework covering energy, maritime boundaries, the Cyprus conflict, and Libya