EuroMeSCo Newsletter | November 2017

  Ideas for action on security  
  and political affairs  

EuroMeSCo to launch three new research groups

As a result of the meeting of the EuroMeSCo ENI Project´s Consortium, held on 7 November in Brussels and gathering members of the consortium and of the Steering Committee as well as representatives of the European Commission and the European External Action Service, the initial parameters of the three Working Packages to be developed in 2018/2019 were discussed and approved:

Working Package 1
Cooperation with Religious Institutions as a Policy Tool, to be led by the Polish Institute of International Affairs

Working Package 2
Changement climatique et sécurité humaine dans le bassin méditerranéen, to be led by OCP Policy Center

Working Package 3
The Role of Russia in the MENA Region. Strategy or Opportunism, to be led by the Italian Institute for International Political Studies

The Call for Researchers to join those groups will be launched mid-December. The participation is open to the researchers from the EuroMeSCo network.

EuroMeSCo to launch a new publication line

With the objective to further anchor the EuroMeSCo network to topical political and policy developments in the Euro-Mediterranean region, the EuroMeSCo network of think tanks will expand its publication lines and open a new line: EuroMeSCo Spot On.

EuroMeSCo publications now include Joint Policy Studies, Papers, Policy Briefs and Reports.

EuroMeSCo discusses minority issues in the MENA region

On 1 November the EuroMeSCo workshop on minorities in the MENA region took place at the Issam Fares Institute in Beirut. The meeting gathered researchers from the network and academics.

After an introductory discussion of the concept of "minority" and related terminology, three case studies were examined: Amazighs in Morocco, Christians in Syria, as well as black people in Tunisia.

The event was organised by Arab Reform Initiative, in the framework of the EuroMeSCo ENI Project, co-funded by the EU and the IEMed.

The final research findings will be published in a Joint Policy Study, to be released in February 2018.

EuroMeSCo examines the new dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean

25 participants, including EuroMeSCo researchers, experts and academics attended a workshop on "New Euro-Mediterranean Dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean", organised by MIVTIM in cooperation with ELIAMEP on 10 November in Athens. The workshop was hosted by the Representation of the European Commission in Greece.

The workshop aimed at presenting and discussing the initial research results of the Joint Policy Study. Participants analysed various factors that may constitute both opportunities and threats to an increasing cooperation between some Eastern Mediterranean countries, such as newfound energy reserves and the war in Syria.

The event was organised in the framework of the EuroMeSCo ENI Project, co-funded by the EU and the IEMed.

The research findings of the group will be published in a Joint Policy Study, to be released in March 2018.
 Upcoming events organised by EuroMeSCo institutes  
IIR – Institute of International Relations
Prague Insecurity Conference
29 November – 1 December 2017, Prague
ISPI – Italian Institute for International Political Studies
MED 2017 – Beyond Turmoil. A Positive Agenda
30 November – 2 December, Rome
IAI – Istituto Affari Internazionali
Israel-Palestine: 50 Years of Occupation, One Year of Trump. What Can Europe Do?
1 December, Rome
OIIP – Austrian Institute for International Affairs
The Middle East between Disintegration and Realignment
5 December, Vienna
Carnegie Europe
Tunisia’s Corruption Contagion
5 December, Brussels
Chatham House
Should Governments Negotiate With Terrorists?
6 December, London
EPC – European Policy Centre
The Day After IS Military Defeat
6 December, Brussels
Chatham House
Democracy and Stability in Turkey
8 December, London
OIIP – Austrian Institute for International Affairs
The Future of EU-Turkey Relations and the Emerging Contours of a Special Partnership
12 December, Vienna
Euromed – IHEDN
Méditerranée : l’heure du pragmatisme
13 December, Paris
Carnegie Middle East Centre
A World on Edge: What to Expect in the Year Ahead
13 December, Beirut
EPC – European Policy Centre
Refugee Integration into the Labour Market: The Role of Employers
14 December, Brussels
IEMed – The European Institute of the Mediterranean
The State of the EU-Morocco Relationship
15 December, Barcelona
     Articles, analyses and reports     
ARI – Arab Reform Initiative
Mohammed Bin Salman: The Remaking of the Foundations of Saudi Monarchy?
Fatiha Dazi-Héni
The Authoritarian Roots of Contemporary Islamist Discourse
Tariq Azizah
A New Generation of Protests in Morocco? How Hirak al-Rif Endures
Mohammed Masbah
CAP – Center for Applied Policy Research
Une politique régionale pour prévenir l’Extrémisme Violent au gouvernorat de Médenine
Tarek Ghazel

Online Freedom of Expression and the Legal Regulation of New Media
Marwa Jabrane
The Threat of Cyber Terrorism and Recommendations for Countermeasures
Mayssa Zerzri
L‘économie sociale et solidaire : Un levier pour une révolution économique
Dhekra ElHidri
Carnegie Middle East Center
The Crisis of the Iraqi State
Yezid Sayigh
What Saudi Arabia’s Purge Means for the Middle East
Marc Lynch
CEPS – Centre for European Policy Studies
Family Reunification for Migrants under Subsidiary Protection in Germany: An Instrument for Strategic Political Positioning
Matthias Busse, Lars Ludolph

The Obsolescence of the European Neighbourhood Policy
Steven Blockmans
CIDOB – Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
Environmental Factors in the MENA Region: A Swot Analysis
MENARA Working Paper
Mark Mulligan, Martin Keulertz, Musa McKee
Clingendael – Netherlands Institute for International Relations
Unsafe Places: Refugee Politics in Lebanese Government Crisis
Ana Uzelac
Violent Extremism and Development: Witnessing a Fundamental Pivot
Bibi van Ginkel
Syria in 2019: Four Scenarios, Implications for Policy Planning
Minke Meijnders, Jaïr van der Lijn, Bas van Mierlo
Reconstructing Syria: Limitations and Possibilities
Erwin van Veen
EGMONT – Royal Institute of International Relations
Anticipating the Post-ISIS Landscape in Europe
Rik Coolsaet
EU ISS – European Union Institute for Security Studies

Permanent Structured Cooperation: What’s in a Name?
Daniel Fiott, Antonio Missiroli, Thierry Tardy
FIIA – Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Gaza Reconciliation: Burying the Hatchet or Changing Stripes?
Olli Ruohomäki, Wolfgang Mühlberger
FMES – Fondation méditerranéenne d'études stratégiques
Une deuxième chance pour la communauté européenne de défense
Alain Christienne
FRS – Fondation pour la recherche stratégique
Global Hezbollah. Un exemple de mobilisation diasporique
Jean-Luc Marret
GMF – German Marshall Fund
An Inclusive PESCO Moves Forward Despite Remaining Concerns
Michal Baranowski, Martin Quencez
GPoT – Global Political Trends Center
Regional Updates No. 30: Cyprus, Egypt, Israel-Palestine, Libya and Syria
IAI – Istituto Affari Internazionali
Permanent Structured Cooperation: An Institutional Pathway for European Defence
Alessandro Marrone
Military Factors in the MENA Region: Challenging Trends
MENARA Working Paper
Sven Biscop, Julien Sassel
Challenges and Stakes of State and Societal Resilience in Tunisia
Mohamed Kerrou
Imposing Middle East Peace: Why EU Member States Should Recognise Palestine
Dimitris Bouris, Daniela Huber

Women, Peace and Security in the Mediterranean
Anja Palm
Israel's (In)Security Business
Giulia Amoroso
The MENA Region in the Global Order: Actors, Contentious Issues and Integration Dynamics
László Csicsmann, Erzsébet N. Rózsa, Máté Szalai
One, Two or More States in Israel-Palestine? That Isn't the Question
Nathalie Tocci
IEMed – European Institute of the Mediterranean
The Mediterranean as an Open Living Lab
Jesse Marsh, Artur Serra
Arab Media and Political Conflict in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings
Ehab Galal
INSS – The Institute for National Security Studies
Egypt and Israel: Forty Years in the Desert of Cold Peace
Moomen Sallam, Ofir Winter

The Next Gaza: The Gaza Strip between a Dead End and a Glimmer of Hope
Yoav Mordechai, Michael Milstein, Yotam Amitay
Israel’s Red Lines on Iran’s Foothold in Syria
Udi Dekel, Zvi Magen
Destroying the Tunnel: Preserving Deterrence while Preventing Escalation
Kobi Michael, Omer Dostri
The Hariri Resignation:  Lebanon in the Shadow of the Saudi-Iranian Conflict
Eldad Shavit, Yoel Guzansky
The IMF Egyptian Assistance Program, One Year On
Nizan Feldman, Ofir Winter
ISPI – Italian Institute for International Political Studies
Western Sahara: Why the EU Should Take a More Active Role
Luca Venchiarutti
The Jihadist Threat in Italy: A Primer
Lorenzo Vidino
MED Report "Looking Ahead: Charting New Paths for the Mediterranean"
Valeria Talbot, Stefano Torelli (Eds.)
LCPS – Lebanese Center for Policy Studies
Hariri is Back but Lebanon’s Sovereignty Remains Hijacked
Sami Atallah, Nancy Ezzeddine
Moshe Dayan Center
The Demise of Islamism in Egypt? - The Dissolution of al-Gamaʿa al-Islamiyya’s "Building and Development" Party
Michael Barak
Has Israel’s Support for Kurdistan’s Independence Helped or Harmed the Kurds?
Ofra Bengio
“Attacking the Khawarij of al-Baghdadi”: Is al-Qaeda’s Egyptian Affiliate Making a Comeback?
Adam Hoffman
ISIS’s Defeat in Syria and Iraq Is Also the End of ISIS’s Media as We Know It
Gilad Shiloach
Reactions to the Tightening of Restrictions on former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami
Raz Zimmt
MITVIM – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies
How to Improve Israel’s Foreign Policy and Foreign Service?
Avi Gabbay
The 2017 Israeli Foreign Policy Index
Findings of the MITVIM Institute Poll

US Policies Towards Israel and the Middle East 5(11)
Rebecca Bornstein (Ed.)
OCP Policy Center
Climate Change and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the MENA Region
Rabi H. Mohtar
High and Persistent Skilled Unemployment in Morocco: Explaining it by Skills Mismatch
Thomas Pereira da Silva
Cohésion sociale, institutions et politiques publiques
Ihssane Guennoun
ORSAM – Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies
Post-Raqqa Phase in Syria
Oytun Orhan
SIPRI – Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Multilateral Peace Operations and the Challenges of Terrorism and Violent Extremism
Timo Smit
SWP – German Institute for International and Security Affairs
The Fatah–Hamas Reconciliation Agreement of October 2017
Muriel Asseburg
Unlocking the Gaza Strip’s Economic Potential and Fostering Political Stability
Omar Shaban

Israel vis-à-vis Iran in Syria: The Perils of Active Containment
Gil Murciano

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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