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September 21, 2018

Policy Workshop

Libya Task Force: Rethinking the European Strategy towards Libya

In order to 'rethink' the European strategy towards Libya, the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean organized a policy workshop from 30. – 31. August 2018 in Tunis that brought together Libyan and international experts as well as representatives of European institutions. more…

September 3, 2018

"Shaping Neighbourhood" Simulation

Alumni Seminar of the European Fall Academy

From 12 – 15 August, participants from the last three generations of the European Fall Academy Otzenhausen were brought together in Tunis to strengthen their knowledge of the role and structure of European institutions through a simulation game on the European Neighbourhood Policy. more…

August 10, 2018

Mediterranean Dialogue Series

Cybered Conflict in the Middle East

In the most recent issue of our Mediterranean Dialogue Series, Kristina Kausch and Lior Tabanksy summarize some of the challenges arising from cybered conflict in the Middle East and outline possible trends regarding the geopolitical potentials of cyber power and technology. more…

August 5, 2018

International Conference

Libya Today: Society, Politics and Space

The KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean organized an international academic conference in Tunis from 12 to 13 July 2018 to strengthen the scientific exchange between Libyan and international scholars and to broaden understanding of the Libyan context. more…

July 5, 2018

Dialogue Program

Partnership for the Mediterranean

A Franco-German Parliamentary Dialogue Program brought together German deputies with representatives of the French government, the parliament, the senate and selected think tanks to discuss the latest developments and cooperation potentials in the fields of security, migration and development cooperation in the Mediterranean. more…

July 5, 2018

Libya Brief 7

The Fight Over Libya's Oil

Libya's oil crescent has been shaken by clashes between militias and Khalifa Haftar's army. This is not the first time that the Gulf of Sidra becomes the scene for Libyan power struggles. The recent developments around the two oil terminals Ras Lanuf and El-Sidr showcase the fragmented political and economic conditions in Libya. more…

July 5, 2018
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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. more…

July 4, 2018

Libya Brief 6

An Assessment of the International Conference on Libya

Following the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron, an international conference on Libya took place in Paris on 29 May 2018, in an effort to advance the political unification and reconciliation process in the country. It indicates that France wants to take the lead in the stabilization of Libya more…

June 25, 2018

Report

China's New Silk Road in the Mediterranean

The Chinese "Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)" aims to position China as important actor in the Mediterranean. The paper at hand analyzes the economic and geopolitical dimensions of the Chinese initiative and discusses the role of North African countries in the context of the Chinese initiative. [Publication in German] more…

June 20, 2018

Study

The New Silk Roads and North Africa: What are the synergies?

In the first study of its kind, Mehdi Taje provides an in-depth assessment of the contours and motivations of the Chinese "Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)", sheds light on potentials and risks of the initiative for North African countries and discusses their positioning towards the BRI. (Text in French) more…