Maghreb

Briefs

  • Bilal Abdullah | 23 Feb 2020

    Trajectories to Solve the Libyan Conflict: Calculations and Challenges

    Efforts to resolve the long-standing conflict in Libya following the Berlin Conference seem to deliver some relative success on the military, economic and political tracks despite persisting challenges and difficulties. Given past failures of similar international conference and negotiations, this relative headway is of paramount importance to avoid another talk breakdown caused by the deep divisions between the various parties to the conflict. It remains difficult to predict a total success in any of these tracks in a manner that would make way for hammering out a final and lasting solution to the ongoing conflict. It is likely that one or more of these three tracks will hit a stalemate in an advanced stage of negotiation.

  • EPC | 02 Feb 2020

    Libyan Conflict Developments following Berlin Conference

    The German capital witnessed the Berlin conference on January 19, 2020, to discuss ways to settle the conflict in Libya. Although there are indications on the desire of the international concerned parties to make the conference a success, in a way that helps achieve progress in the settlement efforts, the ten days following the conference have seen many challenges, which represent a difficult test to see how much serious the external parties are ready to cooperate put an end to this.

  • EPC | 19 Jan 2020

    What next for Tunisia now that Jemli’s government has been rejected?

    Habib Jemli, the Prime Minister-designate nominated by the Ennahdha Movement, has failed to win Parliament’s confidence for his proposed government, which he presented on January 10, 2020. This serious setback will have an impact on the political map and on the position of the Ennahdha Movement, which stands isolated within Tunisian politics.

  • EPC | 29 Dec 2019

    The Future of Algeria’s Political Landscape in light of Tebboune’s Ascent and Departure of Gaid Salih

    Against the backdrop of continued protests, two recent events in Algeria — the election of Abdelmajid Tebboune as President of Algeria on December 12 and the death of the Military Chief of Staff and Secretary General of Defense Ahmed Qaid Saleh on December 23 — are closely intertwined. This paper will examine these two developments and their impact on the future of the Algerian political scene.

  • EPC | 08 Dec 2019

    Algerian Presidential Elections: Candidates and Predictions

    On November 17, 2019, the Algerian presidential election campaigns began. Five candidates are standing in the elections, which are scheduled for December 12, 2019.

  • EPC | 21 Feb 2019

    Islamists in Algeria’s Electoral Landscape: Influences and Implications

    Preparations for the forthcoming elections in Algeria, due to be held in April 2019, have been characterized by a unique range of debates and disputes concerning the nomination of candidates, both within and among the main political parties.

  • EPC | 01 Nov 2018

    The Moroccan Sahara Conflict: Signs of Tension amid a Possible Return to Negotiations

    Several developments have occurred in the Moroccan Sahara conflict during the course of 2018, including both signs of escalation and tension that have suggested a descent into armed conflict, and promising moves toward a new round of negotiations after years of stagnation and impasse.

  • EPC | 26 Sep 2018

    The Mauritanian Elections: Inherent Risks and Challenges to Political Stability

    The results of last month’s legislative, regional and local elections in Mauritania have the potential to transform the country’s political landscape, as well as the map of its parties.