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The EU, Resilience and the MENA Region


The EU Global Strategy outlines an ambitious set of objectives to refashion the EU’s foreign and security policy. Fostering state and societal resilience stands out as a major goal of the strategy, conceived both as a means to enhance prevention and early warning and as a long-term investment in good governance, stability and prosperity. This book collects the results of a research project designed and implemented by FEPS and IAI exploring different understandings of resilience on the basis of six MENA state and societal contexts, mapping out the challenges but also positive reform actors and dynamics within them as a first step towards operationalizing the concept of resilience.

This book is the result of a IAI-FEPS project entitled “The EU’s New Resilience Agenda in the MENA Region”. Presented at the event “Resilience and Reform in the Middle East and North Africa”, Brussels, 8 March 2018.

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