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Don’t close borders, manage them: how to...

By Mattia Toaldo The refugee crisis, as we know it, led the EU to re-think its migration policy in a way that seemed unthinkable just a few years before. This analysis describes the outdated European approach and the process of Europe’s...

Islam and the West: Recognition, Reconciling, Co-existence or Collision (1-2)

Islam and the West: Recognition...

By Ashur Shamis In a personal contribution, Ashur Shamis calls for a dialogue between the West and the Muslim world. This is a chapter from the e-book ‘The Future of the Middle East‘ co-produced by Global Policy and Arab Digest...

Don’t close borders, manage them: how to improve EU policy on migration through Libya (3)

Don’t close borders, manage them: how to...

By Mattia Toaldo The refugee crisis, as we know it, led the EU to re-think its migration policy in a way that seemed unthinkable just a few years before. This analysis describes the outdated European approach and the process of Europe’s...

Qatar-Gulf crisis: Who are the 'terrorists'?

Democracy and the Arab axis of tyranny

By Soumaya Ghannoushi The Qatar-Gulf crisis is a battle rooted in the aborted first wave of the Arab Spring. So far, Arab despots have succeeded in curbing democratic change in the region, but their latest tactics come with much higher risks.

Don’t close borders, manage them: how to improve EU policy on migration through Libya (2)

Don’t close borders, manage them: how to...

By Mattia Toaldo The refugee crisis, as we know it, led the EU to re-think its migration policy in a way that seemed unthinkable just a few years before. This analysis describes the outdated European approach and the process of Europe’s...

​ Trump and the Damage Done

Trump and the Damage Done

By Michael Young Bruce Riedel talks about U.S. relations in the broader Middle East and describes what prevents him from sleeping.

Why UAE and Egypt support Haftar in Benghazi?

Why UAE and Egypt support Haftar in Benghazi?

Eyewitnesses, in Benghazi, said that Emirati and Egyptian airstrikes carried out air attacks on the areas of Souq Al-Hot, al-Sabry, and central Benghazi to help the forces of the House of Representatives (HoR) that led by General Khalifa...

Anti-Qatar blockade is a consequence of its support for Arab Spring

Anti-Qatar blockade is a consequence of its...

By Karim Traboulsi What really lies at the heart of Gulf accusations against the Qataris? American academic and Middle East affairs analyst Professor Gary Sick talks to The New Arab. Emboldened by Donald Trump’s support, Saudi Arabia...

Meet the Two Princes Reshaping the Middle East. But for good or ill?

Meet the Two Princes Reshaping the Middle...

By Simon Henderson The de facto leaders of Saudi Arabia and the UAE know how to change positions as pressures demand, but getting it wrong in Qatar, Yemen, and other regional hotspots could have dreadful consequences.

Don’t close borders, manage them: how to improve EU policy on migration through Libya

Don’t close borders, manage them: how to...

By Mattia Toaldo The refugee crisis, as we know it, led the EU to re-think its migration policy in a way that seemed unthinkable just a few years before. This analysis describes the outdated European approach and the process of Europe’s...

Libya: Once an Opportunity, Now Hell for Migrants

Libya: Once an Opportunity, Now Hell for...

By Asharq Al-Awsat Back in the days when Gaddafi was leader, Libya was billed as a top destination for those looking for jobs and money. But it has turned into the seventh circle of hell for migrants whose experiences range from exploitation...