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Istanbul meeting: What are the main challenges of Turkish foreign policy today?

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Galip Dalay – Al Sharq Forum, Turkey «When we talk about Turkish foreign policy we are talking about Turkey regional policy; and when we talk about Turkey regional policy we are talking about Iraq and [...]

Istanbul Meeting: the main environmental challenges the region will face in the future

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Martin Keulertz, King’s College London, UK: «This region is seeing a population explosion. So over the next few decades we will see a dramatic population increase which means that in this MENA region – including [...]

Istanbul meeting: The cosmic struggle between Islam and the West

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Katerina Dalacoura - London School of Economics, UK: «The idea that there is a cosmic struggle between Islam and the west has been reinforced at a global level. This happened mainly through terrorism but what [...]

Istanbul meeting: Identity politics in the Middle East

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Djalill Lounas – al Akhawayn University «When we analyze the dynamics of conflicts in North Africa among the jihadists we notice that the dynamics of competition among the jihadist groups that exist in the Middle [...]

Religion and Politics. Religious Diversity, Political Fragmentation and Geopolitical Tensions in the MENA Region

Motivated by the need to inform the enduring and unresolved debates about religion and politics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, this report focuses on the relation between social change and religious [...]

Regional Order from the Outside In: External Intervention, Regional Actors, Conflicts and Agenda in the MENA Region

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been beset by a series of external interventions, regional crises and local conflicts – most recently precipitated by the Arab uprisings – that have led to [...]

The MENA Region in the Global Order: Actors, Contentious Issues and Integration Dynamics

The paper aims at revealing the current nature of the interactions between the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the global order. The authors argue that this relationship can be divided into three [...]

Military Factors in the Mena Region: Challenging Trends

Although the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has witnessed a long series of conflicts since the end of the Second World War, it is now in the unprecedented situation where nearly all MENA [...]

Material Factors for the Mena Region: Energy Trends

This report analyses the key energy factors and trends shaping the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s energy landscape. The unsustainable increase in energy demand, driven by population and economic growth, is exerting considerable [...]

Environmental Factors in the MENA Region: A SWOT Analysis

The MENARA study area has undergone significant transformation over twenty years decades, resulting from a combination of ideational and material factors. In this report, we examine the magnitude, distribution and trends in key environmental and [...]

Demographic and Economic Material Factors in the MENA Region

The Middle East and North Africa is one of the world’s most rapidly transforming regions, politically, economically, demographically and environmentally. Despite largely declining total fertility rates, the momentum of absolute population growth will mean that [...]

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 [...]

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