Foreign Policy in the Maghreb in a Changing World and the Role of Europe4 December 2014. From 18:30 | Workshop | English | IEMed, Barcelona
Although the history of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco bears similarities that have been the subject of different comparative studies, there are currently significant differences in terms of foreign policy and the relations they maintain with Europe. If the policies of Tunisia and Morocco have been characterized by close alignment with the West, Algeria is more aligned with the southern states. Even this generalization is not absolutely correct as the three have also shown strong Arab solidarity. What are each state’s foreign policy priorities? How have they evolved? What are the similarities and differences between them? These are the questions that the conference will try to answer.
Nizar Messari, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Al Akhawayin (Morocco), explains the turning point of the so-called Arab Spring in the management of regional security and foreign relations of the countries in the region.The seminar is part of the series of conferences “Interpreting the Mediterranean today” to understand and reflect on the Mediterranean region. It is an initiative of the IEMed with eleven university master’s programs dedicated to studying the Mediterranean area.