Analysis

Delivering Change: Responding to Lebanon’s Fuel Crisis with Innovation 

The extreme financial stresses experienced by Lebanese households has prompted a big shift in the way people move. Given the severity of the situation, these changes can be expected to continue for a foreseeable future.  Up until the October 2019...

When Will the Climate Movement Take a Stand on Human Rights in Egypt?

With the UN Climate Conference (COP 27) quickly approaching, there is growing awareness and discomfort with Egypt’s role as the host and incoming presidency of the conference. There are mounting fears that Egypt is using COP 27 to greenwash its...

Tunisian Opposition Between Opportunity and Status Quo

Following Tunisia’s July 25 referendum on the new constitution pushed by President Kais Saied, serious concern was voiced by political and civic actors over the conduct and legitimacy of the voting process amid little trust regarding its transparency, suspicions of...

Climate Change and Political Instability: Will Sudan Ever Find a Way Out?

In 2019, after almost a year of peaceful demonstrations, the Sudanese people managed to topple a 30-year-old dictatorship and achieve some measure of political stability. In September 2019, a transitional government led by Abdalla Hamdok was formed and was faced...

Challenges Remain for Agricultural Sector in Libya: Ways Forward

Libya’s neglected agricultural sector has been shrinking through the years, making it more vulnerable to the numerous challenges it faces. The impact of climate change has been felt through droughts, higher temperatures, and more frequent dust and sand storms, directly...

The Stumbling Mediation Initiatives in the Post-Coup Sudan

Following the military coup that was staged in Sudan on October 25, 2021, multiple international and regional mediation initiatives have been working on ending the country’s political deadlock, with little success. None of these initiatives have managed in gaining enough...

Algeria’s Green Energy Transition: An Energy Transition Diverted by Oil and Gas Profits?

In an interview with Der Spiegel in 2021, Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune noted that the country had a “great deal of potential on renewable energies,” suggesting that ”with German help, [Algeria] could supply Europe with solar energy.” Tebboune’s confidence regarding...

Lebanon’s Solar Revolution: Q&A with Ryme Assaad

In this Q&A on Lebanon’s climate change and environmental challenges, in addition to the existing financial and political ones, TIMEP interviews Ryme Assaad, a social entrepreneur and activist, president at Sustain the World, an NGO that focuses on finding sustainable...

Algeria Repositions Itself in the Wake of Europe’s Energy Crisis

A seismic shift in the geopolitics of energy has been triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine last February, and Algeria has become a particularly attractive option to several Western European nations seeking alternatives to Russian natural gas. The North...

Is Criminal Justice Enough to Address the Yazidi Genocide?

Eight years after ISIS committed a genocide against the Yazidi community in Iraq, survivors are still waiting for an elusive justice for the horrific crimes committed against them. Out of the approximately 500,000 members of the Yazidi community in Iraq,...