Briefs / Focus / Spot Ons

Riding the Cyber Wave: How Feminist Activism Develops Strategies against Gender-Based Violence
  • Policy Brief

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
Toward Understanding Violence and Revising Counter-Violence Policies in the Southern Mediterranean
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Toward Understanding Violence and Revising Counter-Violence Policies in the Southern Mediterranean

Back in 2011, a wave of violence started in the Southern Mediterranean region. Central authorities tightened their control to contain it; however, any decrease in the number of violent attacks is misleading.

5 April 2019
EU-Islam Dialogue and Engagement. Five Challenges and Opportunities
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EU-Islam Dialogue and Engagement. Five Challenges and Opportunities

The issue of cultural and religious values has been brought into the political spotlight. Key political actors, including the EU, consider dialogue and engagement with religious institutions vital resources for achieving stability.

5 April 2019
Russia’s Arms Exports to the MENA Region: Trends and Drivers
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Russia’s Arms Exports to the MENA Region: Trends and Drivers

In recent years, Russia has expanded its arms transfers to MENA seeking to re-establish its influence in the region. To MENA countries, arms acquisitions from Russia is advantageous.

1 April 2019
The Long Retreat from Euro-Mediterranean Integration
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The Long Retreat from Euro-Mediterranean Integration

Twenty-five years ago, the EU and Southern Mediterranean governments committed themselves to a programme of pan-regional integration. Since then they have gradually turned their backs on this ambitious aim.

18 March 2019
European Democracy Promotion in the Southern Mediterranean
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European Democracy Promotion in the Southern Mediterranean

Half-hearted EU programs in countries such as Morocco run the risk of inadvertently strengthening the hybrid regime in place.

15 March 2019