Elif Zaim

Elif Zaim is a Deputy Researcher at TRT World Research Centre. Previously, she worked as an expert in Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), conducting various projects in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. She received her BA in International Relations from International University of Sarajevo and her MSc in Middle East Politics at SOAS, University of London. Her research focuses on political and social issues in the Middle East and North Africa.
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The Impasse in Tunisia Continues: What are the Issues at Stake?

Looking at the latest crisis in Tunisia, this policy outlook examines the key economic and political issues at stake.This year Tunisia marked the tenth...

Algeria’s Hirak at a Crossroad: Towards an Impasse or Progress?

This policy outlook focuses on the Hirak’s political performance and evaluates the movements’ predicaments as well as its future prospects.This policy outlook examines the...

A decade into Arab uprising: Tunisians keep on protesting

Today, Tunisians have a democratic, free country, but their quest for a dignified existence and adequate standard of living is far from over.A decade...

The Abraham Accords: A Historic Breakthrough or an Act of Treachery?

This policy outlook aims to address key questions regarding the UAE-Israel normalisation deal.Why did the UAE-Israel normalisation deal take place now? How does each...

Formalising Apartheid: Israel’s Proposed Annexation of the West Bank

This paper argues that Israel’s proposed annexation of the occupied West Bank has changed the dynamics for all the sides.This paper first examines the...

The Early Days of Tunisian President Kais Saied’s Tenure: A Masterclass in Crisis Management?

This paper looks into the first months of Kais Saied's presidency in Tunisia, examining the major crises that he has faced since taking office.Starting...

Srebrenica 25 years on, and reconciliation seems impossible

Amid the ongoing hate crimes, we have to doubt if nationalist Serbs really learnt anything from what happened in Srebrenica. It is also doubtful...

A tale of two racist killings: From Minnesota to Palestine

Palestinian suffering is merely a routine practice that occurs day and night in various forms.George Floyd, an African American, became the latest victim of...

Coronavirus in Tunisia: Navigating Through the Crisis

This info pack examines the responses taken by the Tunisian government to manage the coronavirus crisis.This info pack examines the responses taken by the...

Palestinian Reconciliation: Is an End to the Conflict in Sight?

In light of the renewed discussions regarding potential Palestinian elections, this paper examines the reasons behind the division between Fatah and Hamas.In light of...

Tunisia’s New Government Coalition: Meltdown Prevented?

This policy outlook explores the main problems that the new government in Tunisia needs to address, ranging from economy to corruption. It evaluates the...

The pandemic is a major test for the new Tunisian government

How the government will handle this crisis will shape the trajectory of the rest of its tenure.Last week, Tunisian armed forces took to the...

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