Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

What about Women? Pursuing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in the Euro-Mediterranean Region
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What about Women? Pursuing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

This Policy Brief delves into the Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Agenda in the Euro-Mediterranean region, particularly focusing on the progress and potential of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.

15 February 2024
EU Policy in North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean: Balancing Differentiated Integration for Conflict Resolution and Democracy Support
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EU Policy in North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean: Balancing Differentiated Integration for Conflict Resolution and Democracy Support

This Policy Brief argues that reinforcing the EU’s foreign policy involves enhancing socio-political integration in some policy areas with neighbouring regions, such as North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean.

15 February 2024
Reviving Alternative Conflict Resolution Approaches in Proxy Wars: The Case of Libya
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Reviving Alternative Conflict Resolution Approaches in Proxy Wars: The Case of Libya

This policy brief argues that previous fora looking for a peaceful resolution in Libya have been unsuccessful due to the lack of human rights and bottom-up approaches in foreign policy-making.

15 February 2024
Meaningful Inclusion? Enhancing the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda in Euro-Mediterranean Conflict Resolution
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Meaningful Inclusion? Enhancing the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda in Euro-Mediterranean Conflict Resolution

This paper explores the Youth, Peace, and Security (YPS) Agenda’s impact on youth involvement in conflict resolution, focusing on Euro-Mediterranean regions, specifically post-Arab Spring Yemen and Libya.

15 February 2024
Social Media as an Instrument for Youth-Led Conflict Resolution in the Southern Neighbourhood
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Social Media as an Instrument for Youth-Led Conflict Resolution in the Southern Neighbourhood

The weaponisation of social media platforms, and their influence on conflict settings, is made evident through increasingly frequent and sophisticated misinformation and disinformation campaigns.

15 February 2024
An India-Middle East-Europe Corridor for Peace: The EU’s Role in Transforming a Grand Announcement into an Inclusive Forum
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An India-Middle East-Europe Corridor for Peace: The EU’s Role in Transforming a Grand Announcement into an Inclusive Forum

Despite the perceived hopelessness of the situation in the Middle East, shelving this trans-regional corridor would be a mistake.

15 February 2024
Understanding Intra-Ethnic Conflicts through a Youth Lens: The Case of the Intra-Kurdish Conflict
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Understanding Intra-Ethnic Conflicts through a Youth Lens: The Case of the Intra-Kurdish Conflict

This policy brief aims to illuminate the critical and pivotal, yet frequently overlooked, perspective of youth concerning intra-Kurdish conflict and its peaceful resolution.

15 February 2024