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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…

February 26, 2018


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. more…

February 19, 2018

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. more…

January 10, 2018

Libya Brief No. 4

The Caliphate is Dead, Long Live the Caliphate

Following the collapse of the "Islamic State" in the coastal city of Sirte a year ago, this brief analyzes what impact the fall of the Libyan offshoot of the "caliphate" will have on the stability of the region and the future of jihadism in North Africa. The publication is in German. more…

January 8, 2018

Mediterranean Dialogue Series

Russia in the Mediterranean: Strategies and Aspirations

In the latest publication of the Mediterranean Dialogue series, the authors shed light on Russia’s growing presence in the Mediterranean region and the shifts this presence has caused in the geopolitical balance of power. more…

December 18, 2017


Political Parties in North Africa: Ideological Diversity - Activities - Influence

The study gives an overview of the development of political parties in North Africa. After the publications on "Islamic Actors in North Africa" and "North African Secular Civil Societies" it complements the series on the North African political landscape [text in German]. more…