June 20, 2018


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…

June 8, 2018

Mediterranean Dialogue Series

China's Belt and Road Initiative and the Mediterranean Region: The Energy Dimension

In the most recent issue of our Mediterranean Dialogue Series, Dr. Frank Umbach discusses of the energy dimensions of China's Belt and Road initiative and explores the Chinese energy strategy in the Mediterranean region. more…

May 7, 2018

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. more…

April 30, 2018

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. more…

April 25, 2018

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. more…

April 23, 2018


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…

March 29, 2018


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. more…

March 27, 2018

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." more…

March 26, 2018

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. more…

March 14, 2018

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. more…