EuroMeSCo Newsletter | July 2017

  Ideas for action on security  
  and political affairs  

EuroMeSCo contributes to debates on countering violent extremism in the Euro-Mediterranean region

A report from the Annual Conference “Confronting Violent Extremism in the Euro-Mediterranean” held in Barcelona on 1-2 June has been released by EuroMeSCo. The report summarizes discussions and outcomes of the annual gathering, organised in the framework of the EuroMeSCo ENI Project, co-financed by the EU and the IEMed.

Read the report
Watch the video clip from the event
More on the Annual Conference here

Call for Participants for Dialogue Workshop

Beirut, 1 November 2017

EuroMeSCo is launching a Call for Participants for a Dialogue Workshop “Minorities in the MENA region”. The Workshop is organised by Arab Reform Initiative and Issam Fares Institute, in the framework of the EuroMeSCo ENI Project. The objective is for the authors of the Joint Policy Study to present and discuss their initial findings with practitioners and other researchers. The researchers willing to participate in the Dialogue Workshop are invited to submit an Application Form to by 4 September 2017. 

Call for Participants
Application Form
     EuroMeSCo upcoming events     
From Democratic Transition to Democracy Learning: Towards a Paradigmatic Turn in Democratisation Studies

28-30 September, Rabat
This conference will bring together scholars and researchers in the field of democratisation form Europe, US, and the Arab world to make an assessment of the main paradigms (with a special focus on the transition paradigm) seeking to understand the ongoing political, economic and social transformations in the MENA region and to debate on how to improve our understanding of this multidimensional, and seemingly open-ended transformation process.

The conference is organised by the Center for Studies and Research in Social Sciences (CERSS) in cooperation with EuroMeSCo and IEMed.
 Upcoming events organised by EuroMeSCo institutes  
DIIS – Danish Institute for International Studies
New Trends in “Foreign Fighting”
8 August, Copenhagen
Une Méditerranée toujours plus troublée 
13 September, Paris
CERI – Centre d'études et de recherches internationales
Le religieux entre local et global
19 September, Paris
OPC Policy Center
La Méditerranée occidentale et le Sahel: Sécurité et développement socio-économique
25-26 September, Rabat
In cooperation with IEMed
     Articles, analyses and reports     
ARI – Arab Reform Initiative
Civil Society and Public Policy Formation: Strategies from Morocco and Egypt
Nafissa El Souri, Sarah Anne Rennick, Omnia Khalil, Nayera Abdel Rahman, Hania Sobhy, Reem Abdelhaliem
Carnegie Europe
The EU Is Not Out of the Danger Zone
Stefan Lehne, Tomas Valasek
Turkey One Year After the Failed Coup
Marc Pierini
Carnegie Middle East 
Inquiring Minds: Will the September 25 Referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan Lead to an Independent State?
Michael Young

“Whoever Controls Benghazi Controls Libya”
Frederic Wehrey
Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict and Retreat From Democracy
Senem Aydin-Düzgit, E. Fuat Keyman
Caught in the Middle
Intissar Fakir
One Step Forward for Lebanon’s Elections
Anthony Elghossain
CEPS – Centre for European Policy Studies
Mediterranean Migrants: Little Help on Offer for Italy
Mikkel Barslund, Lars Rudolph
EU Diplomacy and the Iran Nuclear Deal: Staying Power?
Steven Blockmans, Astrid Viaud
Chatham House
Iraq after the Fall of ISIS: The Struggle for the State
Renad Mansour
Contentious Borders in the Middle East and North Africa Post-2011
International Affairs 93 (4)
CIDOB – Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
The Qatar Crisis. Welcome to the Liquid Middle East
Eduard Soler
Migration and Refugees in the UN. Toward New Global Compacts and the Emergence of an International Migration Regime
John Slocum
Russia in the Eastern Mediterranean: a Counterweight to the West?
José Manuel Pérez Triana
ECFR – European Council on Foreign Relations
How Britain Should Respond to Chemical Weapon Attacks in Syria
Crispin Blunt MP, Johnny Mercer MP
EPC – European Policy Centre
Targeting EU Efforts in Tunisia: What Approach to the Fight Against Corruption and to Decentralisation?
Francesca Fabbri

Crans-Montana - A ‘Now or Never’ Moment for a Cyprus Settlement?
Amanda Paul
GMF – German Marshall Fund
After Turkey’s Coup Attempt: A Year of Instability and Estrangement
Ian Lesser
GPoT – Global Political Trends Center
The Libyan Political Agreement – Time for Reconsideration
Michael Asiedu
IAI – Istituto Affari Internazionali
How Can Renewable Energy Help Contribute to the Development of the MENA Countries?
Emanuela Menichetti, Abdelghani El Gharras
Future Challenges of Climate Change in the MENA Region
Edgar Göll
Projecting Stability in NATO’s Southern Neighbourhood
Margherita Bianchi, Guillaume Lasconjarias, Alessandro Marrone
IEMed – European Institute of the Mediterranean
The European Union and the Mediterranean Area: Dealing with Conflicts, Tensions and Resets
Marc Pierini

The Union for the Mediterranean in 2017: Stocktaking and Consolidation
Roger Albinyana
Saudi Arabia: Towards a More Interventionist Diplomacy?
Agnès Levallois
Libya among Negotiations, Escalation and Chaos
Mattia Toaldo
The Yemen Conflict: Consequences for the MENA Region
Gerald M. Feierstein
Turkey: Military Action in a Strategic Void
Soli Özel
IFRI – Institut français des relations internationales
L’Irak après l’État islamique. Une victoire qui change tout ?
Loulouwa al-Rachid
Les trois générations du djihadisme au Kurdistan d’Irak
Adel Bakawan
IIR - Institute of International Relations Prague
G5 Sahel Joint Force: European Strategy Should Go Beyond Counter-terrorism
Jan Daniel
Collective Defence in the Age of Hybrid Warfare
Benjamin Tallis, Michal Šimečka
INSS – The Institute for National Security Studies
At a Crossroads: Israeli Policy on UNIFIL
Assaf Orion

The Gaza Strip: An Opportunity for Change?

Kobi Michael
Iraq on the Day after the Liberation of Mosul
Eldad Shavit, Joshua Schwartz
Israel, the Arab States and the Illusion of Normalisation
Philip Gordon
Israel’s Empty Embassy in Cairo
Ofir Winter
IPC – Istanbul Policy Center
Thinking out of the Accession Box: The Potential and Limitations of Internal and External Differentiated Integration between Turkey and the EU
Ebru Turhan
Trends in Turkish Civil Society
In cooperation with Center for American Progress and Istituto Affari Internazionali
E. Fuat Keyman, Nathalie Tocci, Michael Werz
ISP – Institute of Public Affairs
Poland in Europe – Regional Leader or Outlier? Poland’s European Policy in View of the Changes on the Continent
Agnieszka Łada
When Two Plus Two Doesn’t Equal Four. The Visegrad Group on the Future of Europe
Aleksander Fuksiewicz, Agnieszka Łada
ISPI - Italian Institute for International Political Studies
Western Balkans in Trieste: What Lies Ahead?
MITVIM – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policy
US Policies towards Israel and the Middle East 5 (7)
Rebecca Bornstein (Ed.)
The New Middle East
Elie Podeh
Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies
Mosul, London, Tehran: ISIS Prepares for the Day After
Gilad Shiloach
“Jihad Works Both Ways:” Representations of the New Crusaders
Ariel Koch
OCP Policy Center
Développement et/ou sécurité: Enjeux de la relation entre l’Union européenne, le Maghreb et le Sahel
Abdelhak Bassou
Capital Accumulation and Productivity Gains in Morocco
Taoufik Abbad
Cohésion sociale, institutions et politiques publiques
Abdallah Saaf (Ed.) 
ORSAM – Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies
The Effects of Coups on Economic Growth in Turkey
Harun Öztürkler
Pal-Think for Strategic Studies
Are the Palestinians Ready for Independence?
Omar Shaban
SWP – German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Three Scenarios for the Qatar Crisis
Matthias Sailer, Stephan Roll
Containing Illicit Flows at African Borders
Judith Vorrath
International Cooperation on Migration Policy: Dare to do More!
Steffen Angenendt, Anne Koch

A Euro-Mediterranean Network of Political and Security Studies

INESG - Institut national d'études de stratégie globale

OIIP - Austrian Institute for International Affairs

Carnegie Europe
CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies
EGMONT - The Royal Institute for International Relations
EPC - European Policy Centre
Europees Institut
GERMAC - Groupe d'études et de recherches sur le Monde Arabe contemporain
GMF - German Marshall Fund
MEDEA - European Institute for Research on Euro-Arab Cooperation
TEPSA - Trans-European Policy Studies Association

KYKEM - Cyprus Research Centre

EMEF - Euro-Mediterranean Forum
IRMO - Institute for Development and International Relations

Czech Republic
IIR - Institute of International Relations Prague
EUROPEUM - Institute for European Policy

DIIS - Danish Institute for International Studies

ACPSS - Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies
AFA - Arab Forum for Alternatives
ECFA - Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs
Partners in Development

EVI - Estonian Foreign Policy Institute

FIIA- Finnish Institute of International Affairs
TAPRI - Tampere Peace Research Institute

ARI - Arab Reform Initiative
Association Euromed - IHEDN
CERI – Sciences Po Centre d´études et de recherches internationales
CMCI - Institut de la Méditerranée
EU ISS - European Union Institute for Security Studies
FMES – Fondation méditerranéenne d´études stratégiques
FRS - Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
IFRI - Institut français des relations internationales
Kedge Business School

CAP - Center for Applied Policy Research
DGAP - German Council on Foreign Relations
DIE - German Development Institute
GIGA - German Institute of Global and Area Studies
PRIF - Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
SWP - Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
ZEI - Center for European Integration Studies

ELIAMEP - Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy

Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
IFAT- Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Institute for International Studies of the Cornivus University of Budapest

CSEPS - Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society
INSS – Institute for National Security Studies
IPCRI - Israel / Palestine Center for Research and Information
Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations
MITVIM - The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies
The Moshe Dayan Center

European University Institute
Fondazione Mediterraneo
IAI - Istituto Affari Internazionali
ISPI - Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale
ISSM- Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies
Jean Monnet Euro-Med Centre

CSS - Center for Strategic Studies
UJRC - Al-Urdun Al-Jadid Research Center

LIIA - Latvian Institute of International Affairs

Carnegie Middle East Centre
LCPS - Lebanese Center for Policy Studies

Institute for European Studies
MEDAC - Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies

CERSS - Centre d'études et de recherches en sciences sociales
CRESS - Centre de recherches et d'études en sciences sociales
GERM - Groupement d’études et de recherches sur la Méditerranée
IMRI - Institut marocain des relations internationales
Institut Amadeus
OCP Policy Center

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute for International Relations

Pal-Think for Strategic Studies
PASSIA - Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs

CASE - Centre for Social and Economic Research
European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, College of Europe, Natolin Campus
IPA - The Institute of Public Affairs
PISM - The Polish Institute of International Affairs

COE - North-South Centre of the Council of Europe

SFPA - Slovak Foreign Policy Association

CIR - Centre of International Relations
EMUNI - Euro-Mediterranean University

AGREEM - Asociación Grupo de Estudios Europeos y Mediterráneos
Casa Árabe - International Institute of Arab and Muslim World Studies
CEI International Affairs
CIDOB - Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
ELCANO - Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos
Fundación Alternativas
IEMed - European Institute of the Mediterranean
UNISCI - Unidad de Investigación sobre Seguridad y Cooperación Internacional

SIIA - Swedish Institute of International Affairs
SIPRI - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

AEI - Association des études internationales
CAWTAR - Center of Arab Women for Training and Research
CEMI - Centre des études méditerranéennes et internationales
ITES - Institut tunisien des études stratégiques

CES - Centre for European Studies
CERMC - Centre for Economic Research on Mediterranean Countries
FPI - Turkish Foreign Policy Institute
GPoT - Global Political Trends Centre
IPC - Istanbul Policy Centre
ORSAM - Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies
PODEM - Center for Public Policy and Democracy Studies
TASAM - Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies
TESEV - Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation

United Kingdom
CIS - Centre of International Studies
Chatham House
ECFR - European Council on Foreign Relations

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