Cooperation in the Mediterranean and the Middle East

This program - launched in 2009 on the basis of a strategic partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) (see press release) - aimed at exploring the possibilities of cooperation between the United States and Europe in the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
In 2012-13, research focused on new dynamics that are evolving in the Mediterranean and the Middle East in light of a changing global power structure and the transformation of the region. In particular, the following subjects were addressed:

  • the Mediterranean area’s growing economic, political, and social connection with emerging economic and political powers, in particular Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC);
  • new dynamics in trade and investments, energy, movements of people, and civil society in the Mediterranean region after the “Arab Spring” with an emphasis on their implications for relations with Western actors;
  • evolving security dynamics in African-Mediterranean relations after the Arab Spring with a focus on Egypt-Sudan, the Sahel security complex, and Libya.

The programme produced two series, a paper series named Mediterranean Papers and an opinion piece series named Op-Med, all published by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington.

 2009 - 2014
Related content: 
(Publication) A Western Strategy for Libya - 06/06/2014
(Publication) Africa and the Mediterranean - 28/02/2014
(Publication) Egypt Sets out on a Dangerous Path - 28/02/2014
(Publication) Algeria Three Years After the Arab Spring - 30/01/2014
(Publication) On the Virtues of Inconclusiveness - 23/01/2014
(Publication) Tunisia's Constitutional Process - 18/12/2013
(Publication) Hezbollah's New and Old Wars - 06/11/2013
(Publication) Post-election Libya - 02/08/2013
(Publication) Europe and the Gulf - 24/07/2013
(Publication) Bridging the Gulf with Iraq - 18/07/2013
(Publication) Regional Dynamics in the Mediterranean - 10/07/2013
(Publication) Schism within the GCC - 28/03/2013
(Publication) Southern Europe in Trouble - 14/12/2012
(Publication) Spain and the New Mediterranean - 10/12/2012
(Publication) Shifting Sands - 16/11/2012
(Publication) The Arab Spring and Regional Integration - 11/10/2012
(Publication) New Socio-Political Actors - 18/07/2012
(Publication) Democracy Building since the Arab Spring - 17/07/2012
(Publication) One Year On - 24/05/2012
(Publication) New Socio-Political Actors in North Africa - 14/02/2012
(Publication) Turkey and the Arab Spring - 31/10/2011
(Publication) Transition to What - 31/05/2011
(Publication) Turkey: Reluctant Mediterranean Power - 11/02/2011
(Publication) Is There an Islamist Alternative in Egypt? - 04/02/2011
(Publication) Reform in Libya: Chimera or Reality? - 22/10/2010
(Publication) Maritime Security in the Mediterranean - 04/08/2010

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