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Inclusivity and cooperative security over containment and exclusivity: guidelines for EU policy in the Middle East


As the new European Commission begins work in Brussels, Europe's proverbial "neighbourhood" remains as complex and convoluted as ever. Profound disagreements with the US Trump administration, mounting concern about China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and incessant animosities vis-à-vis Russian policies and interferences dominate the day, reflecting a deep crisis of multilateralism as the international system readjusts to a new era of great power competition and conflictual multipolarity. [...]