The Only Flower of the Arab Spring Has Died

Written by Jesse Moore Tunisians protest against President Kais Saied’s referendum on a new constitution in Tunis. [Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters] The self-immolation of 26 year-old fruit vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi, in front of a government office set off the wave of pro-democracy protests called the Arab Spring that washed over North Africa and the Middle East. The protests initially... Continue Reading →

Morocco & Spain’s Reconciliation

Written by Jesse Moore February 11, 2023 Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and his Moroccan counterparty Aziz Akhannouch met on February 2nd in Rabat to further settle their nation’s disagreements. The two countries have longstanding disputes on Spanish enclaves in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, and migrants reaching Spain through Morocco. At the summit in... Continue Reading →

Algeria Enjoys a European Embrace

Written by Jesse Moore February 5, 2023 Energy-hungry Europeans are keeping an ineffective regime afloat. Despite recent rows with Spain and its dark colonial past with France, relations between Algeria and major European powers are on the mend. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni visited with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune last month, highlighting Algeria’s importance for... Continue Reading →

Egypt’s Unfortunate Anniversary

by Jesse Moore Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Source: CNN The tenth anniversary of the coup that brought Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to power is approaching. Unfortunately for Egyptians, it won’t be an occasion for celebration. In the most populous Arab country, 60 million people live below or slightly above the poverty line. Russia’s invasion of... Continue Reading →

Algeria Hosts Arab League Summit

Written by William Lucht November 7, 2022 The first Arab League summit to be held in two years since the Covid-19 pandemic is being hosted by Algeria. Algeria seems to be positioning itself back into international and regional politics since its eclipse in the wake of Bouteflika’s illness, the protest movement, COVID-19, and the financial... Continue Reading →

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