Analysis 2014

  • 2014090505/09/2014
    In the Chaos of Libya: Part 4 – The Political Scenario
    The Political Scenario by Giacomo Morabito, Mediterranean Affairs   The Libya which resulted from the 2011 war is still searching for a political equilibrium and is going through a phase of incertitude, instability which is not likely to end very soon. While in the rest of the country the clashes between the rival militias are...
  • 2014090303/09/2014
    In the Chaos of Libya: Part 3 – The Economy
    The economy by Francesco Angelone Libya is seeking its own political identity through elections, being these considered as an essential element in a democratic system. At the same time, it will have to decide which route to take in order to recover the economy after years of internal conflicts, which seem unlikely to end very...
  • 2014090101/09/2014
    In the Chaos of Libya – Part 2 : The situation of the military
    The situation of the military by Marcello Ciola, Mediterranean Affairs Soon after Qaddafi’s removal, around almost 200.000 armed people gathered around the streets and the squares of Libya for celebrating the end of the regime. The rebel militias were supposed to be integrated within the new Libyan military, through the compulsory conscription and the voluntary quittance of weapons. Indeed, someone believed that the jihadists, who also played a significant role in the overthrow of the Jamahiriya (‘State of the Masses’ or People’s Republic), would be then pushed back to the desert. Even better, they thought that the jihadists could be defeated by the new Libyan state with the (purported) support of the US or of the EU.
  • 2014090101/09/2014
    IN THE CHAOS OF LIBYA – PART 2 : THE SITUATION OF THE MILITARY
    Politics   In the Chaos of Lybia – Part2 : The Situation of the Military by Marcello Ciola, Mediterranean Affairs Soon after Qaddafi’s removal, around almost 200.000 armed people gathered around the streets and the squares of Libya for celebrating the end of the regime. The rebel militias were supposed to be integrated within the...
  • 2014082929/08/2014
    In the chaos of Libya – Part 1: the social picture
    By Matteo Anastasi, co-founder of « Il Termometro », blog of opinions and discussions.   Libya is lying in a situation of social chaos. The absence of a central, strong and legitimized power has brought back some dynamics which were meant to be disappeared in the post Qaddafi era (1969-2011). In order to better understand the current...
  • 2014042323/04/2014
    The “Rabat Process” from a Euro-Mediterranean perspective: what to expect from the 24th-25th April 2014 Paris Thematic Meeting?
    By Marco Stefan, PhD candidate at University of Ferrara With the onset of the so-called Arab Spring, Euro-Mediterranean relations have abruptly returned under the spotlight of European policy and decision makers. Outspread societal claims and tormented geopolitical transitions across the Maghreb and the Mashrek urged the EU to reframe its policies toward the Southern-Mediterranean region,...
  • 2014020303/02/2014
    Is Turkey still a “role model” for the MENA?
    By Aylin Unver Noi, Associate Researcher at MEDEA Institute and Assistant Professor at Gedik University, Istanbul, Turkey The AKP whose image was built on being a clean party has faced the biggest “corruption scandal” of Turkish Republican history on December 17, 2014. The investigation on corruption deeply damaged the image of the AKP not only in...
  • 2014011414/01/2014
    Ariel Sharon’s Legacy
    By Avi Shlaim, Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Oxford University and the author of Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions, Refutations (Verso, 2009). This article appeared on The Guardian Ariel Sharon, who died on Saturday after eight years in a coma, was one of Israel’s most iconic and controversial figures. His long and chequered career as...