Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Navigating the Intersection between Mediation and Digital Technology: Opportunities to Strengthen EU Peace Capacities
  • Policy Brief

Navigating the Intersection between Mediation and Digital Technology: Opportunities to Strengthen EU Peace Capacities

This policy brief examines how digital technologies are incorporated into EU mediation practices so far, and how the EU can better integrate digital technologies to enhance its peace mediation approach.

21 febrer 2022
Security Challenges and Authoritarian Resilience in the Levant in a Regional and International Perspective – The Case of Jordan
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Security Challenges and Authoritarian Resilience in the Levant in a Regional and International Perspective – The Case of Jordan

As a result of regional conflicts, Palestinian refugees have played an important role in defining Jordanian foreign and security policy. The question of the Palestinians in Jordan constitutes a significant issue in regional politics.

5 febrer 2020
Peace According to Real Estate Dealers
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Peace According to Real Estate Dealers

Most details of the hyped peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians, prepared by the Trump administration, are unknown: what is in it, when it will be announced, and who, if anyone, will sit down to negotiate.

25 octubre 2019
Three Steps in Ensuring Digital Security of Egyptian Activists Abroad
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Three Steps in Ensuring Digital Security of Egyptian Activists Abroad

The tight grip of the Egyptian government on the digital sphere has turned the 2011 “generation protest”, empowered at a time by social media revolution, into, what today many call, “generation jail”.

8 octubre 2019
The Election Results in Israel: Regional Implications and Netanyahu’s Immediate Challenges
  • Spot On

The Election Results in Israel: Regional Implications and Netanyahu’s Immediate Challenges

The results of the elections in Israel can only be understood as an impressive achievement by Netanyahu. The right in Israel, together with the ultra-Orthodox parties, wins an overwhelming majority.

20 maig 2019
The Implications of Israeli Elections on Palestinians
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The Implications of Israeli Elections on Palestinians

The results of the recent Israeli elections indicated that reaching peace with the Palestinians is not likely to happen in the near future. The biggest losers are the parties favourable to the two-state solution.

20 maig 2019
Toward Understanding Violence and Revising Counter-Violence Policies in the Southern Mediterranean
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Toward Understanding Violence and Revising Counter-Violence Policies in the Southern Mediterranean

Back in 2011, a wave of violence started in the Southern Mediterranean region. Central authorities tightened their control to contain it; however, any decrease in the number of violent attacks is misleading.

5 abril 2019
Russia’s Arms Exports to the MENA Region: Trends and Drivers
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Russia’s Arms Exports to the MENA Region: Trends and Drivers

In recent years, Russia has expanded its arms transfers to MENA seeking to re-establish its influence in the region. To MENA countries, arms acquisitions from Russia is advantageous.

1 abril 2019
Dazed and Confused : Russian “Information Warfare” and the Middle East – The Syria Lessons
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Dazed and Confused : Russian “Information Warfare” and the Middle East – The Syria Lessons

“Information warfare” is conceived by the Russian leadership as a potent instrument to achieve its foreign policy objectives. Russian informational strategy following Syria chemical attacks aimed at dividing Western leaders.

27 febrer 2019
WANTED: More Fluid Relationships between Researchers and Officials in the Euro-Mediterranean Region
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WANTED: More Fluid Relationships between Researchers and Officials in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

The assumption hiding behind the concept of “evidence-based decision-making” is that policy makers are eager to consider the work of researchers. Yet, this equation seems to be dysfunctional in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

28 novembre 2018
Eastern Mediterranean Regional Dynamics: Conflicts and Opportunities for Conflict Resolution Support
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Eastern Mediterranean Regional Dynamics: Conflicts and Opportunities for Conflict Resolution Support

Diplomatic engagement between countries in the Eastern Mediterranean presents the opportunity for regional cooperation on a range of issues. It has also the potential to lead to shared regional institutions that promote regional stability.

27 juny 2018
Terrorism in the Sahel Region: An Evolving Threat on Europe’s Doorstep
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Terrorism in the Sahel Region: An Evolving Threat on Europe’s Doorstep

A combination of several factors exacerbated the Sahel’s vulnerability. In this volatile landscape, violent extremism and armed militancy created the conditions for the expansion of new threats in the Sahel region and its neighbourhood.

19 febrer 2018