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Transition All Over? Lessons from the Experience of the Post-Communist Countries for the Countries of the Arab Spring
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Transition All Over? Lessons from the Experience of the Post-Communist Countries for the Countries of the Arab Spring

The events have given hope to millions in the MENA region of a politically more open and prosperous future. The experience of the post-Communist countries shows that there are many challenges on the way, but also that progress is possible.

19 December 2011
The Future of Euro-Mediterranean Regional Cooperation: The Role of the Union for the Mediterranean
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The Future of Euro-Mediterranean Regional Cooperation: The Role of the Union for the Mediterranean

The UfM has attracted wide attention less because of its achievements than because of its stalemate. However, through the UfM’s focus on concrete initiatives, it could be a valuable framework for upgrading Euromed relations.

24 November 2011
La mise en place et la crise du système autoritaire dans le monde arabe
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La mise en place et la crise du système autoritaire dans le monde arabe

Le monde entier a été surpris par l'effet «boule de neige» des révoltes arabes à l'échelle régionale. Et pourtant, les signes avant-coureurs de la déflagration politique et sociale ne laissent aucun doute quant à la perturbation des mécani...

15 November 2011
Adjusting to External Norms and Standards of the “West”: The Case of Israel
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Adjusting to External Norms and Standards of the “West”: The Case of Israel

The long negotiations to enter the OECD somewhat detracted from the attention the government of Israel devoted to the powerful message initially sent by the EU in 2003-2004 offering Israel a “stake in the Internal Market.”

19 October 2011
New Turkish Foreign Policy towards the Middle East: Neither so New, Nor so Turkish
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New Turkish Foreign Policy towards the Middle East: Neither so New, Nor so Turkish

Since Turkey strengthened its ties with the Middle East in the 2000s, a region that traditionally enjoyed little weight in Turkish foreign policy, some experts assumed a brand new Turkish foreign policy had emerged.

15 September 2011
Sub-Regionalism in North Africa and the Middle East: Lessons Learned and New Opportunities
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Sub-Regionalism in North Africa and the Middle East: Lessons Learned and New Opportunities

Sub-regional processes in the MENA are still an unresolved matter. The evolution of these processes conditions broader cooperation at regional level, which is currently in a period of stand-by.

27 July 2011
What Next in Turkish-Israeli Relations?
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What Next in Turkish-Israeli Relations?

The Mavi Marmara tragedy in May 2010 represented a new low point in Turkish-Israeli relations. The leaders of both countries have used rhetoric, which, though originally intended for their domestic audiences, severely influenced the bilateral relatio...

21 July 2011
The Mediterranean Solar Plan through the Prism of External Governance
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The Mediterranean Solar Plan through the Prism of External Governance

The EU devotes significant effort and resources to coping with the energy climate problem. In this context, the EU launched the Mediterranean Solar Plan as one of the priority projects of the Union for the Mediterranean.

18 July 2011
Une conditionnalité dépourvue d’effectivité: clause démocratique et gestion des risques dans les relations Euromed
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Une conditionnalité dépourvue d’effectivité: clause démocratique et gestion des risques dans les relations Euromed

Le «printemps arabe» présente de nombreuses ombres qui ne sont pas encore faciles à déchiffrer. La même incertitude semble entourer les rôles joués par la conditionnalité européenne par rapport aux destinées démocratiques des pays du sud...

15 June 2011
Euromed+15. New Paths of Cooperation Across the Mediterranean
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Euromed+15. New Paths of Cooperation Across the Mediterranean

This volume contains the edited speeches delivered at the 2010 EuroMeSCo conference held to debate the future of Euro-Mediterranean politics in the light of the new geopolitical context.

10 May 2011