George Joffe

George Joffe

Benghazi

Benghazi: What happened?

The tragic incident in Benghazi highlights 'the government's inability to assert its control over the state'.

Benghazi: What happened?

Politics

Dangerous contradictions in Syria

Incoherent national policies and geopolitical rivalries are leading to a worsening crisis in Syria.

Dangerous contradictions in Syria

Syria's Civil War

The dilemma for Syria's neighbours

Brahimi and Joffe see how Syrian domestic repression has immediately affected its allies - Iran, Hezbollah and Iraq.

The dilemma for Syria's neighbours

Politics

Libya: what now?

The rebels achieved what many thought would be impossible - but the road ahead for Libya remains fraught with dangers.

Libya: what now?

Opinion

Libya: Past and future?

After alienating powerful tribes, Gaddafi's regime seems to be falling, but it is unclear who could fill vacuum.

Libya: Past and future?