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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (1): 5–25.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of Peking University, Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and research associate of the Turin World Affairs Institute (T.wai). Copyright 2015 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2015 Chinese foreign policy New Silk Road xiya beifei Middle East and North Africa...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (2): 89–100.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Michail Ploumis; Labros E. Pilalis Five years after the Arab uprisings in 2011, countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) had difficulties finding their pathway to sustainable economic and political change. Arab oil-producing countries suffered from decreasing oil prices while the Arab...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 68–92.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Lukáš Tichý This essay focuses on the global terrorist and militant group the Islamic State (IS), specifically on its use of terrorism targeting the energy sector as a strategic political instrument in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in 2014–16. The essay has two main thrusts. First...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (3): 6–19.
Published: 01 September 2013
... remain problematic, but the end of the Global War on Terror nevertheless presents Washington with a window of opportunity to reorder its relations with the nations and peoples of the Middle East and North Africa and frees up resources for the United States to tackle other emerging strategic priorities...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 6–32.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Erik Reichborn-Kjennerud This essay analyzes how the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is likely to address the new security environment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It investigates how factors internal and external to the alliance shape the possibilities and limits...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (3): 63–81.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Aylin Unver Noi In this article, Turkey’s and the European Union’s foreign policy approaches to the Middle East and North Africa region are analyzed by focusing on “normative power” and “soft power” concepts, the historical relations among the countries of the region, and the projects developed...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (3): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Joe Sestak The rebellions across the Middle East and North Africa provide a perspective for America about its own leaders, who have made the “politics of survival” the determining factor of what they do. The loss of faith in our traditional political institutions caused by their focus on self...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (2): 95–106.
Published: 01 June 2012
... parallel courses within the alliance—joining some group actions while remaining aloof to others. Meanwhile, the alliance has over the past two decades changed its posture from defense to offense and from a focus on the European continent to perceived enemies in North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Now...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (2): 51–65.
Published: 01 June 2001
...—equally high levels of presence in Southern Europe and the Southern Cone; equally low levels in North Africa, Middle East, and Andes-Caribbean. Of course, the threats are far from being equal. In terms of apportioning forward presence assets, there should...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2017
... partners under President Donald Trump. Lukáš Tichý provides the fourth essay in this issue: “Terrorist Attacks on the Energy Sector: A Strategic Instrument of the Islamic State in the Middle East and North Africa.” Energy resources, and specifically the oil on which the economies of many...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2015
... decentralized management and human development in its national and local programs, charters, and strategies. These efforts, Ben-­ Meir argues, may provide a template for other countries in the Middle East and North Africa struggling with cultural diversity in the wake of the Arab Spring. Finally...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... The final essay in this issue is by Michail Ploumis and Labros E. Pilalis. “A New Deal for the Middle East and North Africa” is a call to arms in the aftermath of the 2011 Arab uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), which to many held so much promise yet did not fulfill high expec...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (3): 41–77.
Published: 01 September 2003
... in the states of the Middle East and North Africa, regional instability, anger, and frustra- tion. Recently the Arabs, especially the Palestinians have given the name of al Naqba (calamity, disaster, or catastrophe) to the Arab defeat at the hands of the Israelis in 1948. For the Arabs, Jews are considered...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (4): 131–148.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., including the Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative (BMENA), the EU’s European Neighbourhood Policy, or any other similar undertakings. However, success can come only with Turkey tackling some of its own domestic shortcomings. A future Turkish security role for the Middle East, whether...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (4): 100–118.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and the Arab Spring: Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2012); Marco Pinfari, “A Changing Mediterranean: Regional Organisations and North Africa during the Arab Spring,” International Spectator 47, no. 1 (2012): 134 – 50; Sanderijn Duquet and Jan Wouters...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (4): 1–16.
Published: 01 December 2007
... for a Pales- tinian settlement, the partnership must now be constructed at a time when terrorist threats and regional conflicts have spread across the Middle East and North Africa and where the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has intensified. The war in Iraq and its aftermath also pose a major problem...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (1): 5–21.
Published: 01 March 2016
... is a population imbalance between countries to the basin’s north and those to its south and southeast.3 Here the key demo- graphic driver is the relative youthfulness of the populations of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and sub-­Saharan Africa (SSA) compared to the relatively older populations...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (3): 1–5.
Published: 01 September 2016
... on the Mediterranean. The organization’s Mediterranean members will likely be consumed by their own political and economic tribulations alongside negotiations with the United Kingdom, and unfortunately the EU as an active player in the stability of the Middle East and North Africa has been deeply...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 1–4.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Hassan of Jordan presents another key issue to the region with respect to societal stability in his essay, “Water: The One Crisis That Also Represents the Biggest Opportunity for a Middle East People’s Peace.” The issue of water (and access to it) in the Middle East and North Africa has been...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 1–5.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Treaty Organization’s problematic partnerships in the Middle East and North Africa region. Difficult times now face NATO because the alliance, according to the author, must distinguish and prioritize what is important to regional stability from what is “merely” urgent — a challenge made...