George Joffe


Benghazi: What happened?

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


Dangerous contradictions in Syria

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


Libya: what now?

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


Libya: Past and future?

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