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

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 Iran, Sudan and Mauritania, Turkey – we will see up to 1 million people living here in 2100. This means [...]

October 19th, 2017|Menara Voices|

Istanbul meeting: The cosmic struggle between Islam and the West

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 we are seeing really is that there has been the construction of an issue with regards to Islam and the [...]

October 11th, 2017|Menara Voices|

Istanbul meeting: Identity politics in the Middle East

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 East – for example al Qaida and Isis – have repercussions in North Africa». Hamza Meddeb – European Institute of [...]

October 4th, 2017|Menara Voices|

Istanbul meeting – 15/16 May 2017

Nathalie Tocci - Istituto Affari Internazionali, It: «When it comes to Europe and this part of the world any policy has to start from premises. And premise number one is the point about understanding, in a much more granular way, local dynamics. And this is something EU delegations cannot do on their own and can do [...]

October 3rd, 2017|Menara Voices|

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

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 conference at Kadir Has University gathered international and local experts for a fruitful discussion on the changing political, social and [...]

May 9th, 2017|News|

Precarious Resilience: Tunisia’s Libyan Predicament

By Hamza Meddeb (Future note n.5) 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 along with support from external actors and the backlash of increasing securitization of the [...]

May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The MENARA project in the German Federal Foreign Office

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 goals of the project with experts dealing with the Mediterranean and the Middle East, European affairs and other relevant issues. [...]

April 24th, 2017|News|

Policy Briefing on MENARA in Budapest

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 project from the IFAT-side to the representatives of the Security and Nonproliferation Department and the representatives of the Middle-East and [...]

April 18th, 2017|News|

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

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: Presidential Systems, the Economy and Foreign Policy’. Dr Gulcin Ozkan, Professor of Economics at the University of York, and Dr [...]

April 6th, 2017|News|

Presenting the MENARA Project at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

On Wednesday 22 February 2017, IAI’s research team held a policy-briefing at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to present goals, methodology and outputs of the MENARA Project. The meeting was attended by policymakers from a number of offices charged with the political, economic and humanitarian dimensions of Italian foreign policy towards [...]

February 24th, 2017|News|