On March 31st 2019, the Menara project ended. In this video, we present the main results and takeaways of our research.
In this video, Anoush Eshtehami, Professor of International Relations in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, analyses what the EU needs to do in the Mediterranean.
On March 6th, MENARA and MEDRESET, both H2020 collaborative research projects, have unveiled their findings during a public conference entitled “The Middle East and the EU: New Realities, New Policies” taking place at Egmont Palace. The event has included a key-note speech by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and [...]
Eduard Soler y Lecha, Scientific Coordinator of the MENARA project, explains what are the new opportunities of the Middle East and North Africa after three years of research on the geopolitical shifts in the region.
Marc Otte, Senior Research Associate at EGMONT, analyses what the EU needs to do in the Middle East in order to meet the aspirations of its population.
«One of the most important things that we are seeing after 2011, is an increased blurring of boundaries between the domestic sphere and the regional level and this is partly because of the return of what we could call ‘the permeable Arab State’» , argues Helle Malmvig, Senior Researcher of the Danish Institute for International [...]
«In the aftermath of US withdrawal from the nuclear deal and the re-imposition of sanctions, the Iranian economy is under tremendous pressure. But I think that Iranians have understood that remaining committed to their obligations under this multilateral agreement is their best option. That’s why they have decided to pursue a strategic patient policy», argues [...]
In this MENARA Voice, Steven Cook - ENI Senior Research Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies (CFR) - analyzes the impact of the US withdrawal from Syria in the Middle East.
"In the regional chaos, the GCC was looked as the last castle of stability in the region. This castle of stability was potentially a possible hope for regaining stability and maybe to help the other Arab countries. But that was the case until June 2017, that has not only turned the GCC as a dysfunctional [...]
Giordano Segneri, Policy Advisor of the United Nations (Tunisia) explains to MENARA what is the role of international organizations in responding to the economic challenges of the MENA region.