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16 Jan 2023
Whenever the American forces there [in Syria] are attacked, the question arises again: Why are they there? Globe Echo

Dareen Khalifa

Senior Analyst, Syria
12 Jan 2023
There is a need for the UN envoy to play a more proactive role in coordinating international positions and putting pressure on Libyan actors to move the situation forward... Atalayar

Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
10 Dec 2022
These protests [in Iran] are primarily driven by a broadly shared sense of nationalism, not separatism. Vox

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
7 Dec 2022
The [Iranian] hardliners seem to differ only in how harsh a crackdown they seek. But there are no cracks in the edifice around the supreme leader. TRT World

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
21 Nov 2022
The main risk is that if the theocracy [in Iran] proves incapable of reining in the protests, the Revolutionary Guards might push the clerics aside and take over. Vox

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
1 Nov 2022
Morocco cannot follow Algeria in terms of military spending, so a military alliance with Israel is a way to balance the power with Algeria. VOA

Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia

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