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Menara Closing Ceremony in Rabat!

On the 21st of February 2019, Menara will hold a closing ceremony in Rabat. The conference is organized by Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane and is divided in three sessions. During the conference, the researchers, experts and policymakers will address security issues, with a particular focus on Morocco, and the impact of jihadism in the Sahel and [...]

February 21st, 2019|News|

Framing the Middle-East: challenges and opportunities

"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 [...]

January 23rd, 2019|Menara Voices, News|

West Bank: Israeli Strategy in the West Bank. Divide et Impera

The West Bank is a land-locked area sealed off by Israel to its north, south and west; and Jordan to the East. It was entirely occupied by Israel in 1967 (including East Jerusalem), with over 200 settlements illegal built today supporting a total Jewish population of over 600.000. Israel has further annexed thousands of hectares [...]

December 21st, 2018|Infographics, News|

The role of International Organizations in the MENA region

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 [...]

November 30th, 2018|Menara Voices, News|

The Syrian War: The main challenge to achieve a lasting resolution

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 [...]

November 16th, 2018|Menara Voices, News|

China’s role in the MENA region

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 [...]

November 16th, 2018|Menara Voices, News|

MENARA Gender Report

On Nov. 8/9, our expert Katerina Dalacoura (Associate Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science) has presented at the Kayseri Üniversitesi and the Van Yüzüncü Yil University (Turkey) a report on gender in the Middle East and North Africa region being prepared for MENARA. The presentation has offered a 'map' of the situation of women in [...]

November 14th, 2018|News|

Driving Social and Economic Development in the MENA Region: The Role of International Organizations

On Nov. 15,  MENARA held a stakeholders’ meeting in Istanbul. The meeting was organized by our partner PODEM and has discussed the role and impact of international organizations in fostering growth and development of MENA, while looking at the key political, social and economic challenges/opportunities the region embraces. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region continues to be a [...]

November 14th, 2018|News|

The Menara Project has attended the 2018 BRISMES Conference!

The MENARA Project partners organized a panel on ‘The Impact of Changing Identities and Ideologies on Regional Order in the Post-2011 Middle East and North Africa’ at the 2018 BRISMES Conference held at King’s College London on 28 June 2018. The goal of the panel was to disseminate and discuss some of the results of [...]

July 5th, 2018|News|

The MENARA Project disseminating results at the European Workshops in International Studies

Between June 6th and 8th, four researchers of the MENARA Project participated at the 5th European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), organized by the European International Studies Association (EISA) at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. In the framework of a panel aiming at rethinking regional order in the Middle East after the invasion of [...]

June 28th, 2018|News|