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The role of International Organizations in the MENA region

November 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Tarik Yousef - Director of Brookings Doha Center "International organizations are facing a major challenge in engaging with the Middle-East. The region is now engulfed in geopolitical competitions, internal clashes and a lack of consensus [...]

The Syrian War: The main challenge to achieve a lasting resolution

November 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Máté Szalai, Research fellow - Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) and a PhD candidate at the Corvinus University of Budapest «The best way to picture the Syrian war is to picture it by [...]

China’s role in the MENA region

November 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Jordi Quero, Researcher - Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB) «We have to pay attention to what China is doing in the Middle-East and its future role in the region. Up to now, we can [...]

MENARA Gender Report

November 14th, 2018|0 Comments

On Nov. 8/9, our expert Katerina Dalacoura (Associate Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science) has presented at the Kayseri Üniversitesi and the Van Yüzüncü Yil University (Turkey) a report on gender in the Middle East [...]

Migration Dynamics in Play in Morocco: Trafficking and Political Relationships and Their Implications at the Regional Level

In 2018, Morocco became the first country of departure for migrants from Africa, as Spain became, simultaneously, the most important gateway to Europe during the same year. For Spain, this development revived fears generated by [...]

Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is both the source of concern about weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and the driving force pushing for multilateral arms control. While most states in the region are [...]

The Links between Jihadi Organizations and Illegal Trafficking in the Sahel

This paper examines the links between jihadi organizations and illegal criminal activities in the Sahel region. Based on extensive interviews conducted in the region, the paper argues that, while radical organizations are linked with activities [...]

Technological Trends in the MENA Region: The Cases of Digitalization and Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

In the MENA region the important technological trends of digitalization and of information and communications technologies (ICT) are very diverse due to different levels of development both between and within countries. Aspects like infrastructure, economic conditions, job [...]

Armed Conflicts and the Erosion of the State: The Cases of Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Syria

How have armed conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen challenged or weakened each state? This report underlines the main dynamics that have affected state capacity and authority and highlights the key challenges facing policymakers [...]

Morocco and Its Quest to Become a Regional Driver for Sustainable Energy

This Future Note analyses how Morocco is driving growth in renewable energy in the Middle East and North Africa region. After giving an overview of the electricity sector’s role in de-carbonizing Morocco’s energy system, the [...]

Algeria–Morocco Relations and their Impact on the Maghrebi Regional System

This paper analyses the dynamics of relations between the two regional powers in the Maghrebi sub-regional system: Algeria and Morocco. More specifically, it examines the trajectory of the long and complex interactions between those two [...]

The MENA Region in the Global Energy Markets

This paper explores how the current dynamics in the energy market sector affect, and are affected by, the interactions between the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the global order. In particular, it [...]

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