As countries across the Middle East pause to take stock of recent conflicts, Europeans need to do more to support dialogue
Middle East and North Africa
The Turkish president no longer commands all before him. The EU should turn its attention to supporting democratic forces in the country.
The EU and Turkey have a mutual strategic interest in developing a constructive, cooperative, and sustainable relationship
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.
Europe should support the recent Iranian-Saudi talks in Baghdad as an opportunity to help stabilise the Middle East, despite risk of that engagement being derailed
An Iraq that has diverse regional relationships is more likely to be stable and secure, in line with European interests in the Middle East