Monthly Archives: March 2019


What the EU needs to do in the Mediterranean

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.

Federica Mogherini Key-Note Speech

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 [...]

The new opportunities of the MENA region

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.

What the EU needs to do in the Middle East

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.

The permeability of the Arab States

«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 [...]

Iran reaction to US withdrawal from the JCPOA

«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 [...]