Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Investing in Anti-Corruption: A Comparative Analysis of the EU’s Anti-Corruption Approach in the Southern and Eastern Neighbourhoods
  • Policy Brief

Investing in Anti-Corruption: A Comparative Analysis of the EU’s Anti-Corruption Approach in the Southern and Eastern Neighbourhoods

This policy brief offers recommendations to strengthen frameworks, engage civil society, promote transparency, foster international cooperation, and emphasise the role of political commitment in effectively fighting corruption.

15 June 2023
No global health security without strong and resilient health systems in the Mediterranean
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No global health security without strong and resilient health systems in the Mediterranean

The rapid spread of COVID-19 pandemic globally demonstrates how health can become a security concern for a nation. It also showed how a holistic approach to health is needed, reflecting both a security approach and a health development approach.

12 December 2022
Rebuilding Libya’s Economy on New and Sustainable Grounds
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Rebuilding Libya’s Economy on New and Sustainable Grounds

It provides recommendations to Libyan policy-makers on how to manage this transitional process and to the international community on the suitable way to support Libya in this effort.

7 February 2022
Hezbollah and the Lebanese Popular Movement
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Hezbollah and the Lebanese Popular Movement

Since its creation, Hezbollah’s resistance to Israel has given the party great popular legitimacy. However, the Party of God is today the target of the anger of large segments of Lebanese society.

17 February 2020
Algeria: To Vote or Not to Vote?
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Algeria: To Vote or Not to Vote?

We asked a group of Algerian and European young political analysts to shed some light on the situation in Algeria before the elections. Is Algeria ready for the elections? What is at stake?

15 December 2019
Morocco: Popular Mobilization and the Politics of Change
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Morocco: Popular Mobilization and the Politics of Change

During the past decade, sustained actions of protest in Morocco have been expressed through peaceful means. Mobilizations converge around social and economic rights, more civil liberties, and more democracy and social justice.

20 May 2019
The Damming of The Palestinian Spring: Security Sector Reform and Entrenched Repression
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The Damming of The Palestinian Spring: Security Sector Reform and Entrenched Repression

The relative stability of the occupied Palestinian territories largely escaped international attention. No significant opposition emerged to challenge the status quo in the OPT, despite high dissatisfaction.

10 July 2017
The 2015 Review Process of the EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy
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The 2015 Review Process of the EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy

The European Neighbourhood Policy has been exposed to changes from within as well as from outside since it was initiated. The reviewed ENP is marked by decreased ambition and the abolition of the EU’s democracy promotion agenda.

7 July 2017
La entronización en directo de Erdogan, culmen de la guerra por el poder en Turquía
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La entronización en directo de Erdogan, culmen de la guerra por el poder en Turquía

El presidente turco se ha convertido en ubicuo. Después de dirigir el timón del país durante casi tres lustros, Erdogan ha conseguido la victoria en un polémico referéndum sobre la reforma constitucional.

8 May 2017
La révolution tunisienne: une révolution 2.0 ?
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La révolution tunisienne: une révolution 2.0 ?

Apres s´être assuré de la fuite de Ben Ali, le monde entier a commencé à parler d´une « révolution Internet » ou d´une « révolution 2.0 ». Mais quelle est la vérité dans cette affirmation ?

7 May 2015
Constituent Processes and the Role of State Powers in the Transitions in North Africa
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Constituent Processes and the Role of State Powers in the Transitions in North Africa

In Morocco (2011), Tunisia (2014) and Egypt (2012 and 2014), the adoption of a constitution has been considered as a central element to complete the democratic transition process.

18 August 2014
Turkey and the Seemingly Unstoppable Erdogan
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Turkey and the Seemingly Unstoppable Erdogan

Turkey’s embattled prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, mired in allegations of corruption and the target of massive protests against his authoritarian rule, appears to be invincible. AKP party swept the board in March’s local elections.

14 April 2014