The Transformative Politics and Memory of the Maspero Massacre

The Maspero Massacre has left an indelible mark on Copts, shaping their activism and identity in significant ways, both in Egypt and abroad, over the past ten years.

How the Tragic Algeria Wildfires Illuminate State Deficiencies  

The more than 70 fires that began on August 9 and devastated the northern Kabylia region of Algeria, claiming the lives of at least 69 civilians and 28 military personnel, were some of the worst recorded since independence in 1962. 

Vaccine Access and Distribution in MENA

While international debates over intellectual property, vaccine nationalism, and global access have taken center stage, a close look into domestic vaccine access and distribution in the Middle East and North Africa and relevant international legal standards is critical.  


Our Mission and Approach

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) centers localized perspectives in the policy discourse to foster transparent, accountable, and just societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Local experts and advocates bring a unique and nuanced understanding of developments, challenges, and opportunities on the ground, yet their perspectives are often systematically cut off from the policymaking community due to issues of access, resource, and capacity.

TIMEP’s programming and advocacy work to ensure that these localized perspectives are heard, strengthened, and protected. Specifically, TIMEP is:

  • Cultivating a space for solutions-oriented dialogue, developing unique research and scholarship in the process;
  • Fostering networks of fellows and partners; and
  • Hosting a legal unit as an institutional line of defense to protect local stakeholders and the rule of law.
Covid-19 Issue Spotlight

On August 4, 2020, tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been neglected at the Beirut Port exploded, killing at least 207 victims, injuring another 7,500, and leaving 300,000 homeless. One year later, accountability in any form remains far from being realized.