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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2002) 13 (1): 54–68.
Published: 01 March 2002
...: Spain Fights Europe’s Last Active Terrorist Group William S. Shepard One week after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pen- tagon on 11 September 2001, President George W. Bush marshaled the American people and allies of good will...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2016) 27 (4): 119–148.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Laura Feliu; Francesc Serra This essay analyzes the diplomacy of the Parliament of Catalonia in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, Spain, toward the Mediterranean region. In recent years, the academic literature has shown increased interest in the wide range of international activities...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2016) 27 (4): 81–99.
Published: 01 December 2016
... overview of the counterterrorist activities laid down by the EP toward SMCs is provided. Then the essay focuses on the activity of EP's delegations with the Maghreb and the Mashreq, with reference to cooperation on counterterrorism with Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia. Finally, concluding remarks...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2016) 27 (3): 6–37.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., but over time they have become distant from democratic processes as they have sought to claim property rights over more and more of the planet, and now of outer space. Consequently, what remains of the global commons is on the verge of extinction. This essay examines whose interests such activities...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2016) 27 (4): 21–41.
Published: 01 December 2016
... parliamentarians have been active in foreign policy. First, they used the new concept of “responsibility to protect” (R2P) in 2011 over Libya. Then, in the case of Syria, their main focus was on reacting to the 2013 use of chemical weapons by the Bashar al-Assad regime. Later still, after several Daesh terrorist...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2016) 27 (4): 100–118.
Published: 01 December 2016
... sufficiently explored. This essay helps fill this gap by assessing the parliamentary diplomacy activities performed by PAM vis-à-vis the Arab Spring countries between 2011 and 2016. A comparative perspective is adopted, using the literature on the European Parliament (EP) as the point of reference. This...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2008) 19 (1): 80–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Anthony N. Celso The presence of al Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) may be interpreted as the opening of a new front in the cause of international jihad. However, terrorist activity in North Africa is not new, for the region has been convulsed by past jihadist insurgencies. The essay argues that AQIM...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2009) 20 (4): 83–97.
Published: 01 December 2009
... facets of the state machinery. This article sheds light on the organization of the deep state, some of the underlying reasons behind its emergence, and its activities affecting the country's course of democratization or lack thereof. It argues that with the recent efforts of deconstructing the deep state...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2010) 21 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 June 2010
...William W. Ellis US intelligence activities have changed in recent years because of changing global political conditions. Using sophisticated technologies, intelligence agencies now conduct surveillance of a wide variety of organizations and an enormous number of people, including many US citizens...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2010) 21 (2): 61–77.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... Nevertheless, one thing is abundantly clear: the active participation of the Taliban has aided and abetted opium cultivation on a scale unmatched by anything Afghanistan has seen in the past. Papaver soniferum , or poppy, is the lifeblood of the Taliban insurgency. Once the Taliban's financial arteries linked...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2014) 25 (2): 33–47.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of al Qaeda activism that is likely to undermine its jihadist cause; (3) al Qaeda’s fragmentation and its multiple trajectories in the post-9/11 era violate bin Laden’s original intent and are beyond al Qaeda Central’s direction; and (4) the dysfunctional nature of al Qaeda’s ideology and its...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2014) 25 (1): 6–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Union. The fading prospects of Turkey’s EU membership have diminished Ankara’s interest in playing an active role in achieving a Cyprus settlement. Tozun Bahcheli is professor of political science at King’s University College at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. He wishes to thank Sid...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2014) 25 (4): 64–82.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Ali Erken Student movements in the twentieth century Middle East have received less attention than many other topics in the study of the region's cultural and political history. Yet the rapidly changing demographic composition of the region since the 1960s have made young people and youth activism...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2014) 25 (3): 99–122.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Isabelle Calleja-Ragonesi; Anna Khakee; Maria Pisani Malta became a donor country with European Union membership in 2004. Maltese organizations (most prominently—but not solely—those linked to the Catholic Church) had, however, been active in development overseas long before that date. This essay...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2014) 25 (1): 105–110.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the other that it is serious about reaching a settlement, and the United States and United Kingdom should be more active in encouraging one. Ross Wilson, a former US ambassador to Turkey (2005-8) and Azerbaijan (2000-2003), currently serves as director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center at the...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2015) 26 (2): 63–79.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., the salience of nationalism, the current return to a more active participation in the eastern Mediterranean, and the extraordinary resilience of the Hellenes complete an explanatory framework for Greek diplomacy with specific historic antecedents. Aristotle Tziampiris is associate professor of...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2015) 26 (1): 117–136.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Altay Atlı The Middle East is going through a period of profound change in the wake of the Arab Spring, and there are several dynamics and actors shaping the contours of the change. China is one of the relatively new actors on this stage, actively engaging the Middle East both economically and...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2017) 28 (3): 68–92.
Published: 01 September 2017
... analyzes the importance that the IS attributes to energy in general and, more specifically, to the strategy of terrorist attacks targeting the energy sector. Second, the essay describes examples, goals, and motives of terrorist attacks on the energy sector and the accompanying criminal activities conducted...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2018) 29 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Evaghoras L. Evaghorou In recent years, the eastern Mediterranean has been characterized by instability and intense competition among states and nonstate actors. This is mainly because of the Syrian crisis, the terrorist activity of the Islamic State in Syria, the competition over energy sources...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2018) 29 (2): 1–26.
Published: 01 June 2018
... backsliding activities and proved to be a more significant driver for backsliding than other common predictors. © 2018 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2018 authoritarianism democracy transitions China Erdogan EU accession Russia ...