Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Youth Deliberation and Participation in the Euro-Mediterranean Region
  • Policy Brief

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
  • Spot On

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
The Political Usage of Anti-Corruption in Tunisia
  • Policy Brief

The Political Usage of Anti-Corruption in Tunisia

This policy brief examines the political uses of anti-corruption discourses and policies in Tunisia since 2011, with a particular focus on the perspectives of IFIs (such as the World Bank), INGOs (such as Transparency International), and local NGOs....

31 March 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
  • Policy Brief

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?
  • Policy Brief

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
  • Policy Brief

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
Tackling Disinformation and Inaccuracy: Euro-Med Digital Opportunities in the Context of the Russian Online Invasion
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Tackling Disinformation and Inaccuracy: Euro-Med Digital Opportunities in the Context of the Russian Online Invasion

Abdullatif Sleibi points out in this policy brief how the challenges of disinformation in the Russian-Ukranian war have yet to be balanced along the market logic of supply and demand.

15 February 2023
Between Hedging and Bandwagoning – Interpreting the Reactions of Middle Eastern and North African States to the Russian-Ukranian War
  • Policy Brief

Between Hedging and Bandwagoning – Interpreting the Reactions of Middle Eastern and North African States to the Russian-Ukranian War

The present policy brief features a structural analysis of the various reactions of MENA states to the Russian-Ukrainian war by the end of 2022.

14 February 2023
The geopolitical aspect of food security in the Mediterranean region
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The geopolitical aspect of food security in the Mediterranean region

On a global level, the Mediterranean is the scene of numerous geopolitical tensions which are reflected, in part, in agriculture, which is a highly strategic but rather fragile sector.

13 January 2023