Beyond Short-Term Solutions in the Middle East and North Africa


The United States and Europe should pursue a strategy of long-term civil society development in the MENA. They should also seek stability and an end to conflicts in the short term.

  • Richard LeBaron
  • The National Interest

In the final months of 2018, seven years after historic change swept the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), countries in the region still face significant political, economic and security challenges.

LeBar 1aIn most countries that underwent a transition, the situation is worse than before: a protracted civil war and humanitarian crisis in Syria, a divided Yemen hosting a…

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