Istanbul conference on geopolitics and regional order in the Middle East and North Africa

May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

In the framework of MENARA’s second plenary meeting, PODEM organized a public conference titled “Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture” in collaboration with Kadir Has University in Istanbul on May 15, 2017. The one-day [...]

The MENARA project in the German Federal Foreign Office

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

On March 6, 2017 the MENARA Project was presented to the foreign policy experts and decision-makers from the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. IZT Team members had the chance to present and discuss the [...]

Policy Briefing on MENARA in Budapest

April 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade held a Policy Briefing on MENARA-project in April 18, 2017. Erzsébet N. Rózsa, external research fellow of IFAT and the leading senior researcher of the MENARA-project explained the [...]

Discussion of MENARA future note “A new phase in Turkish foreign policy: expediency and AKP survival”

April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

4 April 2017, King’s College The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) and the King’s College London Diplomacy Society hosted a joint panel discussion event on 4 April at King’s College London entitled ‘Referendum in Turkey: [...]

Global identities: Embedding the Middle East and the North Africa Region in the Wider World

This paper outlines the ways in which the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been embedded in global identity processes and structures in the post-2011 period. It assesses MENA social and political developments [...]

Challenging the State in the Middle East and North Africa: the role of identities

Since independence, states in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have been dominant players in shaping the regional order. The purpose of this paper is to explore and define challenges to the state [...]

Future Challenges of Climate Change in the MENA Region

The MENA region will be one of those most severely affected by ongoing climate changes. These will be caused by increased average temperatures, less and more erratic precipitation, changing patterns of rainfall, continuing sea-level rise [...]

How Can Renewable Energy Help Contribute to the Development of the MENA Countries?

Increasing energy demand, for electricity in particular, and energy security concerns, a sharp cost reduction in renewable energy technologies and socio-economic benefits as well as environmental issues are all considerations that have played an important [...]

Precarious Resilience: Tunisia’s Libyan Predicament

Libya suffers from an interlinked political, security and economic crisis that is proving to be particularly destabilising for its neighboring Tunisia. The emerging conflict economy across the Tunisia–Libya border, the proliferation of non-state armed groups [...]

A New Phase in Turkish Foreign Policy: Expediency and AKP Survival

The forced departure of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in May 2016 and the attempted coup d’état of July 2016 against the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government in Turkey were catalysts for a new phase [...]

Material Factors for the MENA Region: Data Sources, Trends and Drivers

This background paper on material factors in the MENA region selects key datasets for understanding past and present demographic, environmental, energy, economic and military transformations. It introduces the key literature relating to each factor and [...]

On the Importance of Ideas, Identities and Values in the MENA Region

This paper evaluates the importance of ideas, norms and identities in the MENA region. The basic assumption is that ideas, norms and identities matter in world politics in general, and in the MENA region in [...]

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