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Transformation in Tunisia: The First Five Years
  • Policy Study

Transformation in Tunisia: The First Five Years

Over the past six years, Tunisia has been testing new avenues of political order. The transition features several elements of hybridity and fragility, remaining a work in progress and producing a significant number of uncertainties.

9 January 2017
The 5+5 Dialogue as a Mechanism of Integration and Regional Cooperation
  • Policy Study

The 5+5 Dialogue as a Mechanism of Integration and Regional Cooperation

Cooperation at the regional level faces many future challenges, and that is where the added value of the 5+5 Dialogue resides, provided that complementarities continue to exist with the other cooperation structures.

12 December 2016
Geopolitics, Gas and Grand Ambitions: The Outlook for Petroleum Production in the East Mediterranean
  • Paper

Geopolitics, Gas and Grand Ambitions: The Outlook for Petroleum Production in the East Mediterranean

News of mass migration, terrorism and civil war in the Mediterranean has overshadowed another potentially game-changing development in the region, namely the consequences of major natural gas discoveries.

16 November 2016
The ENP between Ambitions and Delusions: Analysing Europe’s Misconceptions in Supporting Democratisation in Egypt
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The ENP between Ambitions and Delusions: Analysing Europe’s Misconceptions in Supporting Democratisation in Egypt

The Arab uprisings in general and the Egyptian one in particular have triggered questions with regard to the efficiency of the EMP and the ENP. The EU was neither able to anticipate these events nor capable of influencing them.

15 November 2016
Counter-Terrorism Policies in Egypt: Effectiveness and Challenges
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Counter-Terrorism Policies in Egypt: Effectiveness and Challenges

The dispersal of the Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Raba’a square and al-Nahda square in August 2013 unleashed a more complex wave of domestic terrorism in comparison to the waves of terrorism the country encountered decades ago.

19 October 2016
Why the EU Needs to Rethink its Neighbourhood Policy
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Why the EU Needs to Rethink its Neighbourhood Policy

After the Arab uprisings, the European Neighbourhood Policy has been still trapped in neoliberal paradigms and the idea that Europe’s experiences are a lesson for all.

20 September 2016
Migrants and Refugees. Impact and Policies. Case Studies of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece
  • Policy Study

Migrants and Refugees. Impact and Policies. Case Studies of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece

Unsolved conflicts in the Middle East, demographic changes and unfavorable socio-economic situation in the Mediterranean produced migrants and refugees flows on unprecedented scale. How did the host countries reply to that?

7 September 2016
The Arab Transitions in a Changing World. Building Democracies in Light of International Experiences
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The Arab Transitions in a Changing World. Building Democracies in Light of International Experiences

The outbreak of the Arab uprisings led most of us to think that we were witnessing the fourth or the late third wave of democratization. However, the developments in the southern Mediterranean region contradict the transition paradigm.

9 May 2016
Terrorist Threat in the Euro-Mediterranean Region
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Terrorist Threat in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

The plethora of reasons for Jihadist groups’ local and global appeal corroborate the thesis that Islamic radicalism is becoming a general, global, radical anti-systemic movement.

11 April 2016
The EU and Conflict Resolution in the Mediterranean Neighbourhood: Tackling New Realities through Old Means?
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The EU and Conflict Resolution in the Mediterranean Neighbourhood: Tackling New Realities through Old Means?

Since the Arab uprisings, conflict realities in MENA have undergone a substantial change. As the EU’s crisis management policies in the past have been largely perceived as a failure, has the EU reacted in an appropriate way to this change?

16 March 2016
Mapping out the Scope and Contents of the DCFTAs with Tunisia and Morocco
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Mapping out the Scope and Contents of the DCFTAs with Tunisia and Morocco

This paper explores the potential scope and contents of the “Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas” (DCFTAs) that the EU is envisaging with Morocco and Tunisia.

15 March 2016
Practices from the Field. Advocating for Women in the Euro-Mediterranean Region
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Practices from the Field. Advocating for Women in the Euro-Mediterranean Region

This analysis presents 12 successful practices in advocacy and policy dialogue pertaining to gender equality, developed in the Euro-Mediterranean region, selected through a call for proposal for the civil society organizations.

1 March 2016