Analysis

Beyond the Maritime Borders Agreement: What’s Next for Lebanon?

For over a decade, the United States has aimed to mediate between Lebanon and Israel to amicably resolve a maritime border dispute over 860 square kilometers of waters between the two countries. The mediation was accelerated over this past summer,...

The Selective Return of Syrian Refugees

.اقرأ المقال بالعربي Since mid-2017, there has been a lot of talk about the “voluntary” return of Syrian refugees. Concerned voices have however spoken up more urgently as of late, especially at a regional level in Turkey and Lebanon, about the...

Neither Public nor Private: Egypt Without a Viable Engine for Growth

At 10:30 AM on January 11 in Cairo, the cost of $1 broke 30 Egyptian pounds (EGP) for the first time in the country’s history. To satisfy the conditions for Egypt’s latest loan from the IMF, the Central Bank of...

2023 in MENA: Looking Ahead

After an eventful year, TIMEP is gearing up for 2023, and ready to take on the MENA region's most important issues and challenges. To this effect, we asked our team what they believe the policy world should focus on in...

2022 in Review: TIMEP’s Top 5 Events

In the third and final part of our series spotlighting TIMEP's top performing content in 2022, we look back at our most popular virtual and in-person events. We pride ourselves on centering unheard perspectives and local voices from the MENA...

2022 in Review: TIMEP’s Most-Read Articles

As 2022 draws to a close, TIMEP looks back on the analyses, commentaries, and explainers that our community loved most this year. TIMEP works with contributors from and in the MENA region to amplify bold ideas from those who know...

2022 in Review: TIMEP’s Top 5 Podcast Episodes

As 2022 comes to an end, as part of a series spotlighting our most popular content of the year, we look back at the Conversation Six discussions hosted by TIMEP that you loved most this year. This year, we used...

Egypt’s New Privatization Wave: Free Economy and Oppressed Society

.اقرأ المقال بالعربي On December 15, 2022, the IMF announced the approval of a $3 billion loan for Egypt—the third of its kind since 2016—over the span of 46 months. According to the official statement, this program “paves the way for...

Lebanese-Style Déjà Vu: The Case of Presidential Elections

It has been almost two months since Michel Aoun, Lebanon’s 13th president, left office. His term was an accumulation of crises; from a financial collapse that pushed more than 80 percent of the population into multidimensional poverty to an explosion...

Tunisia’s IMF Deal: The Country’s Subsidies Under Threat

Tunis seems to become the city of queues. Whether at gas stations, at supermarkets, or at bakeries, long lines of increasingly frustrated citizens are a clear sign of the socioeconomic crisis enveloping the country particularly when it comes to food...