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Women’s Political Participation in Egypt: Perspectives from Giza
  • Report

Women’s Political Participation in Egypt: Perspectives from Giza

Despite their struggle and commitment, women have historically been underrepresented in Egyptian political life. Which factors impact on women’s ambitions to reach decision-making positions in Egyptian society?

1 April 2017
Women’s Political Participation in Lebanon: Perspectives from Mount-Lebanon
  • Report

Women’s Political Participation in Lebanon: Perspectives from Mount-Lebanon

Although Lebanon is considered as the only democratic country in the Arab region with a free political environment, the situation of women has not been strengthened enough for them to have a role on an equal footing with men.

1 April 2017
Women’s Political Participation in Monastir and Sousse
  • Report

Women’s Political Participation in Monastir and Sousse

This diagnosis describes the political commitment of Tunisian women, with special focus on the governorates and municipalities of Monastir and Sousse during the period of democratic transition.

1 April 2017
Mapping Migration Challenges in the EU Transit and Destination Countries
  • Policy Study

Mapping Migration Challenges in the EU Transit and Destination Countries

The year 2015 was a serious stress test for the stability and cohesion of the European Union. The so-called refugee crisis revealed several divisions within the EU, and disclosed certain limitations of the European project.

13 March 2017
Neighbouring Host-Countries’ Policies for Syrian Refugees: The Cases of Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey
  • Paper

Neighbouring Host-Countries’ Policies for Syrian Refugees: The Cases of Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey

As the stream of refugees continues, so does the pressure to mediate integration between the local and the incoming populations. Host countries differ in their response strategy and policies.

23 January 2017
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
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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