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The Menara Project has attended the 2018 BRISMES Conference!

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

The MENARA Project partners organized a panel on ‘The Impact of Changing Identities and Ideologies on Regional Order in the Post-2011 Middle East and North Africa’ at the 2018 BRISMES Conference held at King’s College [...]

The MENARA Project disseminating results at the European Workshops in International Studies

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Between June 6th and 8th, four researchers of the MENARA Project participated at the 5th European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), organized by the European International Studies Association (EISA) at the University of Groningen, The [...]

The MENARA project updates

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

In April 2018, the team of the Menara project met in Budapest. They discussed the erosion of State capacities, the robustness of authoritarianism, the militarisation of contentious politics and the State and non-State actors that [...]

«Orders and Disorders in the Middle East»

April 9th, 2018|0 Comments

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), in cooperation with the Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB) and the Corvinus University of Budapest, have the pleasure to invite you to the conference entitled "Orders and [...]

Russian Policies Towards the MENA Region

Russia wields its influence in pursuit of important state interests. As in the Soviet era, contemporary Russia declares ambitious goals and pursues them in a desperate effort to play a decisive role in world politics. [...]

The EU and the Iran Nuclear Deal: How to Proceed?

Trump steered the USA away from the diplomatic framework of the nuclear deal in yet another blow to the transatlantic alliance. Indeed the JCPOA represents a landmark achievement for the European Union, a sign of [...]

Embeddedness of the MENA in Economic Globalization Processes

MENA countries’ integration in processes of economic globalization has trailed behind many emerging markets in Asia, but also Latin America. This applies especially to the “bunker states” and “bully praetorian states” of the Arab republics [...]

Morocco’s African Foreign Policy

Morocco’s African foreign policy is not new, although it features some new characteristics, such as an emphasis on the economy, its reach far beyond traditional francophone African circles, as well as unprecedented number of royal [...]

Material Choke Points in the MENA Region

The MENARA Project studies the geopolitical order in the making in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), identifies the driving forces behind it, sheds light on bottom-up dynamics and assesses the implications of these [...]

Libya: Moving Beyond the Transitional Mood

The Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) signed in December 2015 resulted in some relative stabilization and improvement of the security situation of the country, especially in Tripoli. Yet, it has not brought the political and institutional [...]

The Transmutation of Jihadi Organizations in the Sahel and the Regional Security Architecture

Since 2017, the jihadi scene in the Sahel has witnessed major changes with the merger of all the groups that were affiliated with Al-Qaeda, leading to the creation of a new and powerful one: the [...]

Iraqi Kurdistan and Beyond: The EU’s Stakes’

In 2017, Iraq saw events that dramatically changed its political and societal reality. Not only the territorial defeat of the so-called Islamic State but also the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum and the retaking of the disputed [...]

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