Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

When Austerity Meets Activism: A Common Tale on the Opposite Shores of the Mediterranean
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When Austerity Meets Activism: A Common Tale on the Opposite Shores of the Mediterranean

Despite economic, social and political differences between Amman and Athens and different ideologies channeling the crowds’ sentiments, in both cases people took to the streets due to comparable economic grievances.

4 November 2019
Youth Water Cooperation in the Mediterranean: Challenges and the Way Forward
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Youth Water Cooperation in the Mediterranean: Challenges and the Way Forward

In the context of the current water challenges in the Mediterranean region, young people are making a difference by adopting innovative solutions to water issues and raising awareness on issues related to water management.

31 October 2019
25 Years of Wadi Araba: the State of Jordanian-Israeli Relations and the Future of the Peace Treaty
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25 Years of Wadi Araba: the State of Jordanian-Israeli Relations and the Future of the Peace Treaty

Next 26 October will mark the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Peace Agreement between Jordan and Israel, known as the Wadi Araba Treaty. 25 years later, serious doubts arise with regards to the future of the treaty.

28 October 2019
Peace According to Real Estate Dealers
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Peace According to Real Estate Dealers

Most details of the hyped peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians, prepared by the Trump administration, are unknown: what is in it, when it will be announced, and who, if anyone, will sit down to negotiate.

25 October 2019
New Old Thinking in Palestine
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New Old Thinking in Palestine

There is a Jewish maxim that people tend to look for a lost key where there is light and not where they lost the key. The diplomatic efforts to end the Israel/Palestine conflict were a search for the key where there was light.

21 October 2019
Riding the Cyber Wave: How Feminist Activism Develops Strategies against Gender-Based Violence
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Riding the Cyber Wave: How Feminist Activism Develops Strategies against Gender-Based Violence

Gender issues and activism around gender have been under the spotlight since the Arab revolutions, although feminist and women’s organisations had been advocating for social change prior to 2011.

16 October 2019
Three Steps in Ensuring Digital Security of Egyptian Activists Abroad
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Three Steps in Ensuring Digital Security of Egyptian Activists Abroad

The tight grip of the Egyptian government on the digital sphere has turned the 2011 “generation protest”, empowered at a time by social media revolution, into, what today many call, “generation jail”.

8 October 2019
Par-delà son passé, le futur de l’Algérie sera-t-il révolutionnaire ? Mémoire, vérité et justice comme enjeux de la société civile
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Par-delà son passé, le futur de l’Algérie sera-t-il révolutionnaire ? Mémoire, vérité et justice comme enjeux de la société civile

Bien que les acteurs de l´Hirak se présentent comme les successeurs des générations ayant résisté au régime autoritaire, ils assument une rupture nette vis-à-vis de la culture et de l’imaginaire politique algérien.

10 July 2019
The Election Results in Israel: Regional Implications and Netanyahu’s Immediate Challenges
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The Election Results in Israel: Regional Implications and Netanyahu’s Immediate Challenges

The results of the elections in Israel can only be understood as an impressive achievement by Netanyahu. The right in Israel, together with the ultra-Orthodox parties, wins an overwhelming majority.

20 May 2019
The Implications of Israeli Elections on Palestinians
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The Implications of Israeli Elections on Palestinians

The results of the recent Israeli elections indicated that reaching peace with the Palestinians is not likely to happen in the near future. The biggest losers are the parties favourable to the two-state solution.

20 May 2019
Geopolítica de Turquía después de las elecciones generales y legislativas de 2018
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Geopolítica de Turquía después de las elecciones generales y legislativas de 2018

El cambio constitucional en Turquía daría lugar a un nuevo sistema presidencialista, que concentra en la actualidad todo el poder ejecutivo. La capacidad del Parlamento de controlar al gobierno ha sido mermada bajo el nuevo sistema.

20 May 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