Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Egypt: Official and Popular Reactions to the war in Gaza
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Egypt: Official and Popular Reactions to the war in Gaza

Egypt warned about the unprecedented security threat caused by the expansion of hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians. Cairo dealt with the crisis from a comprehensive perspective by stressing the need to protect civilians, assure safe and...

17 November 2023
Tunisians’ positions on Gaza war
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Tunisians’ positions on Gaza war

Tunisia has traditionally expressed support to the Palestinian people and condemned Israeli actions that it considered contrary to international law. Following the Hamas attack on 7 October, the Tunisian Tunisia’s Presidency released a statement ex...

17 November 2023
Israel’s actions in Gaza and the West Bank pose an existential threat to Jordan
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Israel’s actions in Gaza and the West Bank pose an existential threat to Jordan

The Kingdom of Jordan is used to standing on the edge of a precipice. Its neighbourhood is one of the most conflict-ridden in the world and the country’s resources are scarce. However, the outbreak of large-scale violence in Gaza following the Hama...

17 November 2023
Tech for Good: Harnessing Technology to Locally Drive the Fight Against Corruption
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Tech for Good: Harnessing Technology to Locally Drive the Fight Against Corruption

This Policy Brief examines the role of technology in the fight against corruption, with a case study from Lebanon, a country long plagued by corruption.

11 May 2023
Youth Deliberation and Participation in the Euro-Mediterranean Region
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Youth Deliberation and Participation in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

This Policy Brief explores innovative digital tools to enhance youth participation in governance in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

11 May 2023
Türkiye’s Forthcoming Elections amidst Macroeconomic Obstacles
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Türkiye’s Forthcoming Elections amidst Macroeconomic Obstacles

Türkiye is about to hold one of the most important parliamentary and presidential elections in its history on May 14, 2023. This article analyses the economic challenges that the winner will have to face, including large trade and current account de...

11 May 2023
Introducing the New Generation of Social Cohesion Advocates in Egypt
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Introducing the New Generation of Social Cohesion Advocates in Egypt

This policy Brief addresses the impact of the Ukrainian crisis on social cohesion and misinformation, and its consequences for vulnerable groups and key supporters

31 March 2023
Walking the Tightrope: The Ukrainian Crisis Through the Eyes of Africa
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Walking the Tightrope: The Ukrainian Crisis Through the Eyes of Africa

This policy brief analyses the effects of Russian economic and political influence in Africa and its response to the Ukrainian crisis.

21 March 2023
The Refugee Crisis’ Double Standards: Media Framing and the Proliferation of Positive and Negative Narratives During the Ukrainian and Syrian Crises
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The Refugee Crisis’ Double Standards: Media Framing and the Proliferation of Positive and Negative Narratives During the Ukrainian and Syrian Crises

This policy brief examines how media framing of the Ukrainian and Syrian refugee crises affected public opinion and policy-making in the European Union.

20 March 2023
Displaced and Dispersed: Women and Gender Activists from the Arab Middle East and North Africa
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Displaced and Dispersed: Women and Gender Activists from the Arab Middle East and North Africa

Carmen Geha explores the questions of how does the experience of migration impact the lives of women and gender activists, and how can activists in migration contribute constructively to their new surroundings.

2 March 2023
Is Climate Diplomacy the Solution for more Resilient Cooperation in the Mediterranean Region?
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Is Climate Diplomacy the Solution for more Resilient Cooperation in the Mediterranean Region?

This policy brief proposes to explore how climate diplomacy can contribute to deeper cooperation between countries of the Mediterranean and propel a stronger relationship between its citizens.

28 February 2023
On the Need to Carefully Calibrate International Sanctions as an Instrument to Fight Corruption in the MENA Region
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On the Need to Carefully Calibrate International Sanctions as an Instrument to Fight Corruption in the MENA Region

Alain Bifani provides an insightful overview on the power of international sanctions imposed by the external world leading to the improvement of the elites’ behaviour.

28 February 2023