Analyses 2013

  • 2013121111/12/2013
    The Changing Dynamics in the MENA and the Possible Repercussions of Iran Nuclear Deal on Regional Powers
    By Aylin Ünver Noi[1], Associate Researcher at MEDEA Institute and Assistant Professor at Gedik University, Istanbul, Turkey Arab Spring ignited when Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire to protest local authorities in Tunisia on December 17, 2010. These protests over the absence of any guarantee against government harassment led to the overthrow of dictators in...
  • 2013112727/11/2013
    Egypt’s new Constitution: A flawed process; uncertain outcomes
    Also published on www.icj.org, ICJ International Commission of Jurists 2) The Constitution and the legacy of human rights violations Both under the rule of President Mubarak and the SCAF, the State of Egypt has failed to meet its obligations under international law to respect, protect, promote and fulfil human rights. The lack of adequate constitutional...
  • 2013112525/11/2013
    The European Union and the Palestinian Question (1957-2013): soft diplomacy and hard realities
    By Professor Bichara Khader, CERMAC, Université Catholique de Louvain Introduction Palestinian memory is replete of events related to Europe ( Crusades 1099-1290), Napoleon’s expedition in Egypt and  Palestine ( 1798-1799), the establishment of the first European consulates ( 19th century),European broken promises to Sharif  Hussein ( 1915), the secret Sykes-Picot agreement ( 1916),  Balfour Declaration (...
  • 2013081212/08/2013
    High expectations of the moderate cleric’s victory in Iran
    By Shereen Dbouk (under the supervision of Sandro D’Angelo) Published by the Directorate-General for External Policies (Policy Department) of the European Parliament. In a surprise landslide victory, moderate cleric candidate Hassan Rowhani won a first-round victory, securing 50.7 % of all the votes cast in Iran’s presidential election. Rowhani, the lone centrist candidate, backed by the reformist front,...
  • 2013081212/08/2013
    High expectations of the moderate cleric’s victory in Iran
    Analysis High expectations of the  moderate cleric’s victory in Iran By Shereen Dbouk (under the supervision of Sandro D’Angelo) Published by the Directorate-General for External Policies (Policy Department) of the European Parliament. In a surprise landslide victory, moderate cleric candidate Hassan Rowhani won a first-round victory, securing 50.7 % of all the votes cast in Iran’s presidential election....
  • 2013072323/07/2013
    Civil society and foreign donors in Libya Part I
    By Barah Mikaïl, senior researcher at FRIDE Published in FRIDE. Introduction In Libya, political civil society is a novelty. Mostly banned under Muammar Gaddafi, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have mushroomed in post-2011 Libya thanks to newly acquired freedoms. The influx of foreign donors to the previously isolated country, providing technical and financial assistance, has contributed to building...
  • 2013072222/07/2013
    Rolling either way? Algerian entrepreneurs as both agents of change and means of preservation of the system. Part II
    By Amel Boubekeur, researcher at Centre Jacques Berque, Rabat, Maroc.  Published in The Journal of North African Studies the 6th of July 2013 Part II 1980 –1994:  Chadli’s reshaping of the rent and the relaunch of the private sector President Chadli Bendjedid’s ascension to power coincided with a significant rise in oil prices between 1979 and 1981....
  • 2013071717/07/2013
    Rolling either way? Algerian entrepreneurs as both agents of change and means of preservation of the system. Part I
    By Amel Boubekeur, researcher at Centre Jacques Berque, Rabat, Maroc.  Published in The Journal of North African Studies the 6th of July 2013 Part I In Algeria, the last two decades were marked by the increasingly visible political influence of private-sector actors.1 Emerging as new political players, major and successful entrepreneurs have generated much hope within the...
  • 2013062626/06/2013
    Le rôle des femmes tunisiennes dans la Troïka: quel bilan ?
    Par Safa Ben Saad, doctorante et chargée d’enseignement en droit public à l’Université Toulouse 1-Capitole. La condition de la femme dans la Tunisie contemporaine passionne. Pendant des décennies, on louait les efforts de cette Tunisie émancipée et émancipatrice qui a pu s’affranchir des liens d’un Islam conservateur pour offrir à ses femmes une législation avant-gardiste dans...
  • 2013062525/06/2013
    Rivalry over the River: Egypt’s Disorder and the New Geopolitical Order
    By Shahrazad Far,  associated researcher at MEDEA Institute Nile water governance has always been the point of contention amongst the ten Nile basin countries. But an unprecedented escalation has been recently witnessed in the decades-long dispute, which has increasingly become pressing in the last decade. At the frontline of the dispute are two of the...
  • 2013061010/06/2013
    Global struggle for the commons: how Gezi Park set off the uprising in Turkey
    GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR THE COMMONS: HOW GEZI PARK SET OFF THE UPRISING IN TURKEY By Elisabetta Cangelossi,  PhD in Social Sciences. The last half decade has seen the persistence of social protests in various forms, including civil disobedience and mass demonstrations. From the Occupy movement across the Western world, to the uprisings in the Middle...
  • 2013022525/02/2013
    EU-Gulf relations: Looking Beyond the Neighbourhood
    Andrew Bower© Senior Academic Assistant, College of Europe; Visiting Research Fellow, King’s College London The European Union, like its member countries before it, strongly believes in the centrality of its neighbouring region in the making of its foreign policy and its “existing commitment to its relationship with the countries of the Mediterranean and the Middle...