Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Egypt’s Foreign Policy: Post-Western and Pan-Islamic
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Egypt’s Foreign Policy: Post-Western and Pan-Islamic

While the EU and the US are preoccupied with Egypt’s attitude towards them, Israel and Iran, other countries are entering the competition for privileged relations with the transforming Egypt. The new Egyptian foreign policy will not favour the Wes...

8 febrero 2012
The Arab Uprisings and the New Geopolitics of the Middle East
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The Arab Uprisings and the New Geopolitics of the Middle East

The Arab uprisings are not only transforming the political structures of Arab states and societies. The geopolitics of the region is also undergoing profound change, not seen since the 1967 war.

6 febrero 2012
Egypt After Parliamentary Elections: Policy Recommendations for Domestic and External Actors
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Egypt After Parliamentary Elections: Policy Recommendations for Domestic and External Actors

The date of the 28th November marks the start of the first “relatively” free and fair elections, held just after the Egyptian Revolution. Challenges facing the next parliament are enormous but the opportunities are still here.

6 febrero 2012
Egypt’s Elections: Ballots vs. Bullets
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Egypt’s Elections: Ballots vs. Bullets

While the election outcome to the lower house is now clear in that Islamists won more than two thirds of the seats contested, the broader political consequences remain uncertain. The key question is whether the SCAF can live with that result.

10 enero 2012
Dix mois qui font  trembler la Syrie
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Dix mois qui font trembler la Syrie

L’Europe et les États-Unis ne délocalisent pas leurs actions en dehors des prises de positions et des condamnations répétitives. Les Occidentaux semblent attendre une résolution régionale, arabe de préférence.

10 enero 2012
Morocco’s November 2011 Elections: Enough to Ensure a Political Transition?
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Morocco’s November 2011 Elections: Enough to Ensure a Political Transition?

The question is whether theelections constitute a case of “Moroccan catch-up” with the dynamic of events further east along North Africa’s littoral or whether they reflect the culmination of domestic pressures.

20 diciembre 2011
Le Maroc: Entre l’Islamisme et la Monarchie Parlementaire
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Le Maroc: Entre l’Islamisme et la Monarchie Parlementaire

Le Mouvement du 20 février 2011 a brutalement relancé le débat sur les réformes politiques. La contestation politique est entre-temps devenue liberticide avec la fermeture de nombreux journaux privés.

16 diciembre 2011
Elections législatives au Maroc : enjeux, défis et perspectives
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Elections législatives au Maroc : enjeux, défis et perspectives

Plus que les élections tunisiennes du 23 octobre, celles du 25 novembre au Maroc déterminent clairement les enjeux politiques, sociaux et idéologiques auxquels le Maghreb est confronté depuis le début du printemps arabe.

15 diciembre 2011
Morocco’s Uncertain Transition
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Morocco’s Uncertain Transition

The parliamentary elections that took place in Morocco on 25th November 2011 could mark the beginning of a new phase in the transition of the country towards greater democracy.

7 diciembre 2011
L’Algérie: Un Calme Trompeur?
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L’Algérie: Un Calme Trompeur?

La Libye « libérée » ne manque pas de soulever des interrogations en Algérie. Pourquoi les révoltés libyens ont-ils aussi vite basculé dans une stratégie insurrectionnelle ? Ce scénario libyen est-il à même de se reproduire en Algérie?

25 noviembre 2011
The Libyan Revolution: Outcome and Perspectives – The Social Context
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The Libyan Revolution: Outcome and Perspectives – The Social Context

The disappearance of Gaddafi from the scene has not changed the pattern. In fact, with the delicate balance held by Gaddafi gone, the political actors would have to find a new balance.

25 noviembre 2011
The Libyan Revolution: Outcome and Perspectives
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The Libyan Revolution: Outcome and Perspectives

The plans for the future can only go forward provided a set of initial conditions are satisfied first. As the chaos surrounding the formation of the new government suggests, this is far from the case at present

21 noviembre 2011