The EU and its member states can assist Tunisian leaders by providing new investment – and thereby reboot the democratic transition
Middle East and North Africa
Does the election of Raisi represent a significant change of direction following the term of President Rouhani?
Even if the JCPOA is restored, European companies will hesitate to trade in Iran. European and American officials should work together to give companies the comfort they need.
Raisi’s election victory will not make Iranian politics any less volatile. Instead, it signals another of the cyclical changes in Iran’s politics that have taken place since 1979.
As countries across the Middle East pause to take stock of recent conflicts, Europeans need to do more to support dialogue
ECFR council members call on Europe to push forward a rights-based policy to break the cycle of conflict in Israel-Palestine
Iran’s presidential election will do little to boost frontrunner Ebrahim Raisi’s popular legitimacy
The UN should pursue a “free association” option for Western Sahara – a third way that offers a realistic means of fulfilling Sahrawi self-determination
By weaponising migration in Ceuta to advance its Western Sahara claim, Morocco has made several major mistakes. Spain is part of an EU that is not in a joking mood on irregular migration blackmail.