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Les pays du Conseil de coopération du Golfe. Nouvelles puissances du monde arabe?

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Event ALF 15 september

The Anna Lindh Foundation is organizing a conference-debate on the 15th of September

Call for applications

Call for applications: MEDEA is recruiting a French intern

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Towards a Mediterranean Community of people


Radicalisation and counter-terrorism strategies across Europe


By Marjon Goetinck, MEDEA Institute The international security environment has seen extraordinary changes over the last decades. Recent developments in Syria and Iraq, increasing numbers of foreign fighters, radicalization of certain communities, not only raise a number of security concerns for the West but also lead to an increased polarisation of the debates across our European societies. Needless to say, the issue of radicalisation and the return of European jihadists are high on the agenda of the EU. The challenge for European governments is how to prevent the young men and women from setting out on the path to war in Syria and Iraq and how to deal with fighters upon their return.

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Press review

 24th – 31st October

What’s the appeal of a caliphate? – 25/10/2014 – BBC Magazine

In June the leader of the group of the Islamic State declared the creation of a caliphate stretching across parts of Syria and Iraq – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi named himself the caliph or leader. Edward Stourton examines the historical parallels and asks what is a caliphate, and what is its appeal.

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Press review

 17th – 24th October

Denmark tries a soft-handed approach to returned Islamist fighters - 19/10/2014 – Washington Post

In Denmark, not one returned fighter has been locked up. Instead, taking the view that discrimination at home is as criminal as Islamic State recruiting, officials here are providing free psychological counseling while finding returnees jobs and spots in schools and universities. Officials credit a new effort to reach out to a radical mosque with stanching the flow of recruits.

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Next events

Assemblée des Citoyens et Citoyennes de la Méditerranée – from the 13th until the 16th november in Marseille
For the fifth consecutive meeting, l'Assemblée des Citoyens et Citoyennes de la Méditerranée (ACM) will meet in Marseille, France, from the 13th until the 16th november 2014, on the issue: "Citizenship and the construction of a Mediterranean community of people".
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Photo of the week


©Mohammed Salem | 21st October. Several sculptures of Palestinian artist Eyad Sabbah, representing Gaza inhabitants running from Israeli bombardments, are exposed in the Eastern part of Gaza city.