Mediterranean Advisory Group Meeting: The Future of Middle Eastern Cyber Warfare // The MENA region has developed into one of the central conflict theaters for cyber warfare. To contribute to a better understanding of the implications on regional security, the KAS Regional Program invited renowned experts from Europe, the US and the MENA region to an expert workshop. Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200,2018-05-07:meldung:60197 Libya Brief 5: Oil, Banks, and Governance // Despite limited improvements, the Libyan economy still lingers well below its potential, obstructed by continuing violent conflict and political uncertainty. Inflation accelerated, the black market is thriving, and future challenges for the Libyan economy are manifold. Read more on the state of the country's economy in our most recent Libya Brief. Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200,2018-04-30:meldung:60101 Workshop Series: MENA Leadership Academy // Within the framework of the two-year MENA Leadership Academy, the first out of four training units on the function and organization of civil society organizations took place in the Casa Árabe in Madrid from 15 to 20 April. 24 young civil society activists from seven countries of the region participated in the training. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200,2018-04-25:meldung:60058 Conference: The Return of the Silk Road to the Mediterranean // The Chinese "Belt and Road Initiative" is expected to profoundly affect economic and geopolitical balances in the Mediterranean. In order to discuss the expected implications, the KAS Regional Program brought together renowned experts from the Mediterranean, Europe and China in the first regional conference on the topic. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200,2018-04-23:meldung:60018 Presentation: Smart Development Model: Nouvel horizon économique pour la Tunisie // The Regional Program launched the study “Smart Development Strategy for the Maghreb: Structural Reform, a New Role for the State, Regional Integration” and in a roundtable discussed its recommendations on structural reforms to stimulate potentials for economic growth and inclusive development. Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200,2018-03-29:meldung:59951 Mediterranean Dialogue Series: Foreign Terrorist Fighters in the Euro-Mediterranean Area // In the most recent issue of the Mediterranean Dialogue Series, Dr. Can Kasapoglu provides an analytical framework for counterterrorism and intelligence assessments vis-à-vis the threat of a de-territorialized Islamic State of Iraq and the Levante in the Euro-Mediterranean region - "Black Banners Reloaded." Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200,2018-03-27:meldung:59730 Expert Roundtable: EU and North Africa: The Path to a New Relationship // In order to shape optimal policy outcomes for future EU-North Africa relations, the KAS Regional Program organized an expert roundtable comprising representatives of EU institutions as well as international and North African think tanks in an effort to refresh approaches towards the European neighbourhood. Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200,2018-03-26:meldung:59716 Expert Roundtable: Oil, Banks, and Governance: Economic Realities in a Divided Libya // Due to the ongoing conflict and political uncertainty, the Libyan economy still lingers far behind its potential. Inflation has accelerated, the black market is booming and the future challenges facing the country's economy are manifold. A KAS roundtable discussed possible solutions. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100,2018-03-14:meldung:59579 Publication: Tunisia's Political Parties: Fragmented, Inward-Looking, and Searching for a Profile // The contribution at hand (in French) is a translated chapter of the study "Political Parties in North Africa. Ideological Diversity - Activities - Influence". It offers an overview of the development and programmatic orientation of political parties in Tunisia. Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100,2018-02-26:meldung:59346 The Central Mediterranean Migration Route: Challenges, Trends, and Perspectives // The humanitarian catastrophe in Libya and the continued high numbers of migrants leaving its coast on course to Europe was the main topic of a cross-regional dialogue program between the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean, based in Tunis, and the KAS Office Rome. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100,2018-02-19:meldung:59268