• La politique américaine au Moyen-Orient (Barah Mikail, TV5 Monde) 30/09/2012

    Video (in French)

  • Radical trends in post-Arab Spring regimes (Barah Mikail, The Voice of Russia) 17/09/2012


  • Actualidad sobre Libia (Kristina Kausch, COPE) 13/09/2012

    Audio (in Spanish)

  • La Libye a un nouveau Premier ministre (Barah Mikail, Deutsche Welle) 13/09/2012

    Audio (in French)


  • La seguridad en el Sinaí preocupa a Egipto e Israel (Kristina Kausch, RFI) 07/08/2012

    Audio (in Spanish)

  • ¿Qué perspectivas para el nuevo gobierno egipcio? (Kristina Kausch, RFI) 03/08/2012

    Audio (in Spanish)

  • Irak (Barah Mikail, RTVE) 03/08/2012

    Audio (in French)

  • Los Hermanos Musulmanes (Kristina Kausch, TVE) 02/08/2012

    Video (in Spanish)


  • Syria crisis: Towards a sectarian war? (Barah Mikail, France 24) 24/07/2012

    Video (part I)

    Video (part II)


  • Could Spain leave the euro? (Cristina Manzano, BBC) 18/05/2012


  • The EU's Expansion and Neighborhood Policies - A Source of Integration or Fragmentation? (Richard Youngs, ISN) 10/05/2012


  • Spanien solgte våben til det arabiske forår (Manuel Manrique, DR) 08/05/2012

    Audio (in Danish)


  • Spain won't reach point of bailout (Cristina Manzano, BBC) 12/04/2012


  • Embargo total y amenaza de intervención militar contra los golpistas (Manuel Manrique, RFI) 03/04/2012

    The 13 CEDEAO presidents are pressuring the junta in Mali. FRIDE expert Manuel Manrique analyses the future of the country as the UN Security Council meets to discuss Mali’s situation.


    Audio (in Spanish)


  • Conflict countries - Mali (Manuel Manrique, RNE) 27/03/2012

    The Tuaregs live mainly in the northern areas of Mali, geographically, culturally and economically far from the south, the centre government and its capital. Mali has witnessed several Tuareg rebellions, the most recent in January 2012.


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  • Mali's coup d'état (Manuel Manrique, RNE) 22/03/2012

    Mali’s President Toure had faced criticism from the army for his inefficient handling of the Tuareg’s secessionist war. Now amidst a military takeover, it is unclear whether the country will be able to hold presidential elections, scheduled for April. FRIDE expert Manuel Manrique analyses the country’s future perspectives.

  • Senegal goes to the polls (Oladiran Bello, La Sexta) 22/03/2012

    Senegal celebrates the second round of presidential elections. Macky Sall from the Alliance for the Republic or incumbent Abdoulaye Wade will decide the country’s future over the next 7 years.


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  • Germany and the crisis (Susanne Gratius, Radio Autonómica de Canarias) 19/03/2012

    FRIDE expert Susanne Gratius analyses Germany’s crisis management policies and the price to pay for chancellor Merkel’s austerity policies: the decline of European integration, a creeping north-south divide between member states and the loss of global influence on trade liberalisation, development and climate change.


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  • Markets to save Libya from civil war? (Barah Mikail, The Voice of Russia) 09/03/2012

    Now in Libya it is more necessary than ever to achieve stability so as to foment investor confidence and attract foreign investments to the country’s oil industry.

    In Libya, there are too many individual agendas and very low prospects for a common project. FRIDE expert Barah Mikail analyses how the oil industry could shift the focus from political strife towards business and developing the Libyan market.


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  • Libya and its future as a unified state (Barah Mikail, The Voice of Russia) 07/03/2012

    Insecurity and instability in Libya could affect the country’s unity, as well as have a broader impact on the security situation in the neighbouring countries. FRIDE expert Barah Mikail analyses the future perspectives for Libya and its people.


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  • Russian presidential elections (Natalia Shapovalova, Intereconomía) 05/03/2012

    Vladimir Putin has once again won Russia’s presidential elections, which were held amidst heavy popular protests. Natalia Shapovalova, researcher at FRIDE, analyses the results and the country’s future perspectives.


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  • New book threatens the King's rule in Morocco (Kristina Kausch, DR) 01/03/2012

    "The Predator King", written by French journalists Cathérine Graciet and Éric Laurent, is a critique of King Mohammed VI and the situation in Morocco. In an interview for Danish radio DR, Kristina Kausch, senior researcher at FRIDE, analyses the country’s problems and its relations with the EU.


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  • DRC conflict (Cristina Barrios, RNE) 28/02/2012

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been devastated by decades of conflict, the recruitment of child soldiers, sexual violence and the illegal exploitation of resources.  In an interview for RNE, Cristina Barrios, researcher at FRIDE, analyses the country’s future perspectives.



  • Senegal: between fear and the need for change (Manuel Manrique, El Mundo) 27/02/2012

    According to Manuel Manrique, FRIDE researcher, the Senegalese president has the support of the population in the rural areas, the elderly and most religious leaders, who have the potential to mobilise the country’s society. Approximately 95 per cent of the population is Muslim.


    Video (in Spanish)



  • Single candidate elections in Yemen (Ana Echagüe, RTVE) 21/02/2012

    After months of protests, Ali Abdulá Saleh has left power. The Yemeni population goes to the polls, but Yemen’s vice-president Mansur Hadi is the only consensus candidate to lead the transition to democracy.


    Video (in Spanish)

  • The EU must develop an international strategy for the future (Richard Youngs, DR) 06/02/2012

    Richard Youngs, director general of FRIDE, speaks about Europe’s decline and indicates that the EU must adopt a proactive attitude towards the economy, its diplomatic relations and security if it is to recover its influence over international affairs.


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  • Syria: The endless fight (Barah Mikail, RTVE) 05/02/2012

    No state is willing to start a military intervention in Syria due to, among others, Syria’s geostrategic alliance with Iran. Should the Syrian regime fall and give way to a tortuous transition process, the situation could deteriorate further.


    Video (in Spanish)


  • Conflict countries: Central African Republic (Manuel Manrique, RTVE) 31/01/2012

    The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world. The political and military elites control the country’s economy and politics, there is rampant corruption and armed groups operate outside the law. Manuel Manrique, researcher at FRIDE, analyses the country’s current situation and future perspectives.


  • Why did Saleh sign the agreement? (Ana Echagüe, The Voice of Russia) 27/01/2012

    Yemeni President Saleh has finally signed the agreement for his resignation and has stepped down, after months of mounting international pressure, including the threat to freeze his assets and those of his family. Now the country faces serious challenges ahead, as parts of the armed forces still support Saleh and protesters are unhappy with the deal that has granted immunity to the former president and his inner circle. Urgent steps include paving the way for a democratic transition and drafting a new constitution.


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