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Stage One of the UN Libya Action Plan: The Likelihood of Failure and the Need for Review
Two months after the launch of the UN Libya Action Plan, the House of Representatives and the High State Council failed to reach consensus on articles of the Libyan Political Agreement to be amended. This lack of consensus is an important indicator that should be taken into account before entering stage two.
Azza Kamel Maghur
The Long Reach of the Gulf Crisis
Trump’s declared intent to change his predecessor’s policy on alliances in the Middle East has led to a rift in the regional balance that existed since the 2015 Gulf reconciliation, fuelled the current crisis, and risks bringing back conflict between regional blocs.
Sokrat Al-Alou
Egypt’s Unexceptional State of Emergency
Egyptian President al-Sissi’s imposition of the state of emergency in April 2017 adds nothing new to the already restrictive framework and is used by the regime to legitimize rights abuses in the name of fighting terrorism.
Sherif Mohy El Deen