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Demands of the Egyptian Revolution and the Newly-Emerging Actors
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Demands of the Egyptian Revolution and the Newly-Emerging Actors

This paper analyses the commitment of the political actors to the implementation of the revolutionary demands and observes that they have gradually abandoned the most popular issues.

12 February 2014
Social inclusion in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring: from Politics to Policies
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Social inclusion in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring: from Politics to Policies

In 2011 we witnessed the beginning of a historic process of uprising in the Arab world. However important it is now to focus on economic stability, it is essential not to lose sight of medium and long-term social and economic challenges.

15 July 2013
Private Equity in the North African Region. Case Study of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria
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Private Equity in the North African Region. Case Study of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria

Private equity is a key catalyst for growth in terms of job creation, increasing tax revenues, improving SME governance and many other very positive outcomes, all of which could create significant benefits for the region.

15 July 2013
Geo-strategic Consequences of the Arab Spring
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Geo-strategic Consequences of the Arab Spring

The new actors brought to light by the revolutions and the democratisation processes are redefining the geo-strategic landscape of the region. The changing political landscape also affects the relations with external powers.

11 June 2013
The End of the (Southern) Neighbourhood
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The End of the (Southern) Neighbourhood

The EU has gone to great lengths to tailor an adequate “response” to the 2011 uprisings. Yet, so far EU policy has not incorporated the strategic foresight that will be needed to anchor Europe’s position in future relations with the region.

12 April 2013
The European Union and the Arab World: from the Rome Treaty to the Arab Spring
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The European Union and the Arab World: from the Rome Treaty to the Arab Spring

The objectives such as conflict resolution, human rights and democracy promotion have often been mentioned in the EU official documents but that the discrepancy between rhetoric and deeds has been appalling.

14 March 2013
Financial Development and Economic Growth in the Mediterranean Associated Countries
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Financial Development and Economic Growth in the Mediterranean Associated Countries

Slow growth in the MEDA countries can be partly traced to underperformance by the financial sector. Policy should therefore aim to provide a financial infrastructure conducive to bank and financial market development.

21 October 2012
Economic Agendas of Islamic Actors
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Economic Agendas of Islamic Actors

The parties that have taken hold in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Libya have promised their electorate a democratic transition accompanied by economic and social reforms. Many wonder whether they will live up to the expectations they raised.

17 October 2012
What Economic Governance for Arab Transitions?
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What Economic Governance for Arab Transitions?

Since the beginning of the uprisings in the Arab world much emphasis was placed on the political dimension and the social and media aspects of the revolts, but the economic consequences have received little attention.

18 June 2012
EU Conditionality after the Arab Spring
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EU Conditionality after the Arab Spring

The focus on political conditionality raises more problems than it solves: the EU is trying to reshape its relations with the region by twiddling with the tools rather than rethinking the nature of relations between the two shores.

6 June 2012
L’Union européenne et la nouvelle donne géopolitique en Méditerranée : Bilan des premières réponses de l’UE et perspectives dans un contexte en mutation
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L’Union européenne et la nouvelle donne géopolitique en Méditerranée : Bilan des premières réponses de l’UE et perspectives dans un contexte en mutation

Le printemps arabe s'est produit alors que l'Europe faisait face à l'une des périodes les plus difficiles de son histoire récente en raison de la crise économique et financière et d'une crise de légitimité.

19 April 2012
Turkey and the Arab Spring: Embracing “People’s Power”
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Turkey and the Arab Spring: Embracing “People’s Power”

This paper explores the new emphasis on Turkish foreign policy brought about by the Arab Spring and its possible ramifications for Turkey’s relations with external actors.

20 March 2012