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George Joffe is a research fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and visiting Professor of Geography at Kings College, London University, specializing in the Middle East.

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France rebuilds old colonial relations

02 October, 2015

Comment: While trade with northern African nations is important to Paris, it is the relationship with its own minority communities which is crucial, writes George Joffe

Poll dance: Little uncertainty in Morocco's election

11 September, 2015

Comment: The first election cycle since a new constitution was agreed appears to have gone without a hitch, writes George Joffe.

Libya's crisis worsens

03 September, 2015

Comment: Libya's political deadlock is taking its toll on the country's economic prospects, with falling oil prices adding insult to injury, writes George Joffe.

Oil curse takes Algeria's economy to the brink

28 August, 2015

Comment: Falling prices and a growing population mean that Algeria has some tough decisions to make in order to save its economy, says George Joffe.

Morocco, more than a summer retreat for the Saudis

24 August, 2015

Comment: Saudi royals like Morocco's beaches. They also value the country's strategic significance - something which Rabat appears happy to exploit, says George Joffe.

Moroccan elections may turn ugly

13 August, 2015

Comment: With fears of political violence on the rise, a series of divisive polls might light the touchpaper on a year of explosive instability, writes George Joffe.

Algeria under Bouteflika is at a tipping point

07 August, 2015

Recent reshuffling within Algeria's top ranks signifies a power contest among the presidential clan as ailing President Bouteflika holds on, writes George Joffe.

Morocco's Lmrabet case: victory for freedom of expression?

03 August, 2015

After a 34 day-long hunger strike, the Moroccan journalist, Ali Lmrabet, ended his ordeal and accepted medical treatment. But the road to freedom has been bumpy, writes George Joffe.

Did he jump, or was he pushed?

22 July, 2015

Comment: An air of mystery shrouds the death of Houssem Saidi, a Tunisian journalist and blogger found dead in Algiers.

Libya: Peace at hand?

16 July, 2015

Comment: So near, but yet so far. Now one government has signed up to the UN's unity deal, its rival must follow suit, writes George Joffe.

Buddying up to Bouteflika

19 June, 2015

Analysis: A visit to Algeria by the French president shows relations at their warmest for decades. It's all about money and fighting common enemies, says George Joffe.

Libya's rival governments must wake up to real threat

12 June, 2015

Comment: Efforts to reconcile rival parliaments have broken down once again. As the squabbling continues, they neglect the real threat - the Islamic State, says George Joffe.

George Joffe
George Joffe

George Joffe is a research fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and visiting Professor of Geography at Kings College, London University, specializing in the Middle East.

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