Mediterranean and Middle East



A major programmatic focus of this work for IAI is carried out by the Mediterranean and Middle East Programme


  • Transatlantic Security Symposium - 5. ed.

    The fifth edition of the Transatlantic Security Symposium was held on November 16, 2012 at Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome. The conference focused on the “Potential and...

    Start/End: 2012 - 2012
  • The Mediterranean Microcosm in the Broader Relationship Between the West and the Arab-Muslim World - A study project

    The project analyses the nature of societal change in the western Mediterranean region (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia) and its likely impact on transatlantic relations. The project,...

    Start/End: 2010 - 2012
  • La Primavera Araba: Sfide e Opportunità Sociali e Economiche

    This project, carried out with the support of the Italian Consiglio Nazionale dell’Economia e del Lavoro (CNEL), focuses its attention on three case studies: Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia. The...

    Start/End: 2011 - 2011
  • EU-GCC Cooperation

    In recent years, IAI has been developing its relations with the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in view of broadening its traditional focus on the Mediterranean and the Levant to...

    Start/End: 2008 - 2010
  • From Mesco to EuroMeSCo

    In 1994 the Institute contributed to set up the Mediterranean Study Commission (MeSCo), a network of Mediterranean people and institutions dealing with international and security...

    Start/End: 1994 - 2009
  • The Union for the Mediterranean

    In the framework of the Barcelona Process, the summit of heads of state and government held in Paris on 13 July 2008 decided that the Union for the Mediterranean would replace the Euro-...

    Start/End: 2007 - 2009
  • Islamist Movements and Political Change in the Arab World

    This project was conducted in cooperation with the Centro studi di politica internazionale (CesPI) and International IDEA and assessed:
    1) the recent evolution of moderate Islamism and its...

    Start/End: 2007 - 2008
  • The Dynamics of Change in the Arab World

    In the second half of 2005, IAI in collaboration with the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (SIIA-UI)  launched a multi-annual research project aimed at developing and updating the...

    Start/End: 2005 - 2008
  • Programme for Promoting Conflict Prevention in the Mediterranean and the Middle East (CP Med)

    Between 2004 and 2006, the IAI and the Regional Centre on Conflict Prevention (RCCP) have been cooperating in a multi-annual project on conflict prevention in the Euro-Med region.

    Start/End: 2004 - 2006
  • Early Warning and Conflict Prevention in the Euro-Med Area

    In 2000 the International Affairs Institute (IAI) launched a project aimed at creating a first nucleus of capabilities in conflict prevention in the Euro-Mediterranean framework, with a view to...

    Start/End: 2000 - 2001