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North Africa

Unrest, uncertainty continues in Morocco

Unrest, uncertainty continues in Morocco

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Arab Spring Sequel? Unrest Grows in Morocco

Arab Spring Sequel? Unrest Grows in Morocco

Morocco is not known for political activism or protests. Yet in the last 2 weeks the country has seen the largest popular protests and government backlash since the 2011 Arab Spring.

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Libyan Oil: A Bittersweet Return?

Libyan Oil: A Bittersweet Return?

Libyan oil coming back online could jeopardize a fragile production cut deal orchestrated by producers cartel OPEC to rebalance the global oil supply glut.

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Muslim Democrats? Tunisia’s Delicate Experiment

Muslim Democrats? Tunisia’s Delicate Experiment

In May 2016, Ennahda—an Islamist party—did something fairly shocking: it disassociated itself from Islam, or, more specifically, from political Islam.

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Arab Spring Aftermath: Libya

Arab Spring Aftermath: Libya

The fall of Gaddafi destroyed the fragile post-colonial state which his iron-fisted rule had held together.

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Algeria: Bunkering Down in a Bad Neighborhood

Algeria: Bunkering Down in a Bad Neighborhood

From the outside, Algeria seems relatively stable, especially in contrast to Libya and Egypt. Behind the scenes, however, a succession crisis is underway

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South Sudan in Crisis

South Sudan in Crisis

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Where the ‘Ikhwan’ goes, so shall Egypt

Where the ‘Ikhwan’ goes, so shall Egypt

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Where’s a leader when you need one? In Morocco.

Where’s a leader when you need one? In Morocco.

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Egypt’s Revolution has the potential to surpass Syrian violence

Egypt’s Revolution has the potential to surpass Syrian violence

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Egypt after the Coup

Egypt after the Coup

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Lights, Camera, Distraction – Polisario U.N. Theatrics Prolong Humanitarian Drama

Lights, Camera, Distraction – Polisario U.N. Theatrics Prolong Humanitarian Drama

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Security in the Sahel: U.S. Partnerships Can Resolve Crisis

Security in the Sahel: U.S. Partnerships Can Resolve Crisis

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Tunisia: Historic Crossroads at a Critical Juncture

Tunisia: Historic Crossroads at a Critical Juncture

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Will the Turmoil in Egypt lead to Civil War?

Will the Turmoil in Egypt lead to Civil War?

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