"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.
Bassam Al Kuwaiti, Managing Director of RMTeam International, explains what is the role of international civil society on responding to the Syrian refugee crisis during the MENARA Stakeholders Meeting.
Tarik Yousef - Director of Brookings Doha Center "International organizations are facing a major challenge in engaging with the Middle-East. The region is now engulfed in geopolitical competitions, internal clashes and a lack of consensus on what development and politics means. I can’t think of a time in the last fifteen years when so many [...]
Emanuela Menichetti, Director of the Electricity and Renewable Energy Division – Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Énergie (OME) «Is the MENA region clearly embedded in the dynamics of the global energy dynamics or is the role of the MENA countries becoming the more and more peripheral? One of the main trends is the unconventional fossil fuel revolution: [...]
Edgar Göll is Co-Head of Research of the cluster “Future Studies and Participation” - Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT) «Future Research is among the most modern approaches that are capable to influence decision-makers. And I think that for MENARA is very useful: the project deals with a complicated region with different countries [...]
Máté Szalai, Research fellow - Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) and a PhD candidate at the Corvinus University of Budapest «The best way to picture the Syrian war is to picture it by three different levels: the domestic, the regional and the global level. In order to solve the crisis and have a [...]
Jordi Quero, Researcher - Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB) «We have to pay attention to what China is doing in the Middle-East and its future role in the region. Up to now, we can see a Chinese foreign policy economically driven and this comes hand-in-hand with a depoliticized approach toward the region. Beijing has [...]
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 Syria; and when we talk about Iraq and Syria we are talking about northern Iraq and northern Syria. So this [...]
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 [...]