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Another Peace treaty that will not bring peace to the Middle East

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain signed the Abraham accords peace agreement to normalise relations with Israel last week in Washington. With this agreement, the two countries joined Egypt and Jordan, which signed peace treaties with Israel in 1979 and 1994 respectively. Mauritania also established diplomatic ties with Israel in 1999 but froze relations […]

Covid-19: la crise de trop pour les entreprises tunisiennes ?

Depuis la révolution du Jasmin, la Tunisie, plus jeune démocratie dans la région, vit une conjoncture économique des plus défavorables. La transition démocratique a eu pour conséquence directe une instabilité politique durable. Pas moins de huit gouvernements se sont succédé depuis 2010. La transition a aussi ébranlé l’économie du pays. La lenteur de la formation […]

Will COVID19 accelerate the process of reform within Egypt’s Coptic Church?

The head of the Coptic Church in Egypt, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, has been leading a process of reform since he assumed the papacy in 2012. His reformist approach includes both internal measures related to religious rituals and an external one linked to rapprochement with the Catholic and Protestant churches. However, his reformist ideas […]

Deal of the Century Drama!

Early this year, US president Donald Trump announced his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, the deal of century. According to the US plan, “the time has come to end the conflict, and unlock the vast human potential and economic opportunity that peace will bring to Israelis, Palestinians and the region as a whole.” This plan was advertised […]

The political dimension of the Covid19 epidemic in the Middle East

Even if as a general rule authoritarian regimes might be more politically resistant than democratic ones to a high level of mortality due to the Covid-19 epidemic, they cannot prevent information from spreading, not only because of social networks but also because the population will have concrete and personal experiences of the losses. The argument […]