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Great Expectations: Defining A Trans-Mediterranean Cybersecurity Agenda
  • Policy Study

Great Expectations: Defining A Trans-Mediterranean Cybersecurity Agenda

The transition to a green economy requires nothing short of a major, structural transformation of economic models, domestic and global. The scale and pace of the change needed and the high level of uncertainty require bold commitments.

27 August 2021
Thriving on Uncertainty: COVID-19-Related Opportunities for Terrorist Groups
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Thriving on Uncertainty: COVID-19-Related Opportunities for Terrorist Groups

Taking into consideration how state responses and pre-existing socioeconomic grievances can be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to innovative findings on how terrorist groups have adapted and conducted their activities during the pandemic.

8 June 2021
Germany’s Security Assistance to Tunisia: A Boost to Tunisia’s Long-Term Stability and Democracy?
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Germany’s Security Assistance to Tunisia: A Boost to Tunisia’s Long-Term Stability and Democracy?

Tunisia’s democratic transition remains fragile. In order for Tunisia’s stability and democratic rule to succeed in the long term, Security Sector Reform is essential.

7 November 2019
Preventing Violent Extremism in Lebanon: Experience from a Danish-Lebanese Partnership
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Preventing Violent Extremism in Lebanon: Experience from a Danish-Lebanese Partnership

Local community stakeholders including municipalities are critical to the implementation of national PVE strategies and action plans. Yet how does a PVE model travel from one context to another ?

23 May 2018
The Sahel: Europe´s African Borders
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The Sahel: Europe´s African Borders

Over the last decade, the EU’s engagement in the Sahel region has dramatically increased. Despite all the efforts, the Sahel remains a quagmire and continues to be a source of high instability for the Maghreb and by extension for Europe.

2 April 2018
The Transformation of Violent Extremist Groups: New Threats and Challenges
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The Transformation of Violent Extremist Groups: New Threats and Challenges

Since the 1970s , Jihadist violence has undergone various transformations. Understanding those dynamics is key to develop efficient approaches to tackle new forms of violent extremism that would go beyond the security focus.

21 March 2018
The Geopolitics of Violent Extremism. The Case of Sinai
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The Geopolitics of Violent Extremism. The Case of Sinai

After the fall of Mubarak in 2011, the Sinai peninsula has experienced a deep political and securitarian crisis, posing a serious threat to the security of the MENA region and an important testing-ground for the regional balance of power.

21 February 2018
Conflict in Libya: A Multidimensional Crisis: State of Play and Paths towards a Sustainable Peace
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Conflict in Libya: A Multidimensional Crisis: State of Play and Paths towards a Sustainable Peace

Libya is a sufficiently relevant issue on which the existing cooperation forged by the Western Mediterranean Forum can be strengthened and deepened without it losing cohesion and inclusiveness among its member states.

16 October 2017
Militia Institutionalisation and Security Sector Reform in Libya
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Militia Institutionalisation and Security Sector Reform in Libya

Putting an end to the ongoing political and military conflict in Libya requires effectively dealing with one of the major security threats: militias and armed groups.

15 June 2017
Building Partnerships in Challenging Times: The Defence Arrangements of Tunisia
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Building Partnerships in Challenging Times: The Defence Arrangements of Tunisia

In light of the security challenges of the post-Arab Spring, Tunisia has been seeking for new international partnerships and assistance in order to modernise its defence forces and tackle security threats.

10 May 2017
Post-Conflict Re-Construction in MENA: Previous Experiences and Stakeholder’s Inclusive Involvement in the Future Reconstruction of Libya, Syria and Iraq
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Post-Conflict Re-Construction in MENA: Previous Experiences and Stakeholder’s Inclusive Involvement in the Future Reconstruction of Libya, Syria and Iraq

The chosen reconstruction process and model will be critical to define the reconfigurations in Syria and Libya and give shape to that new order and power-sharing structures settling down with peace.

11 April 2017
The European Union and the External Dimension of Security: Supporting Tunisia as a Model in Counter-Terrorism Cooperation
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The European Union and the External Dimension of Security: Supporting Tunisia as a Model in Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

The case of Tunisia is one of the most interesting to study in terms of adaptation of a transitional regime to a new counter-terrorism strategy and of the influence the EU could exert on the development of policies in the security sector.

4 April 2017