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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

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. 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

Study

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…

December 15, 2017

Mediterranean Dialogue Series

Options for Cooperative Security Solutions in North Africa

The latest publication in the Mediterranean Dialogue Series examines the interaction of the expanding horizon of insecurity with conflicts and political vacuums in North Africa and discusses shifts from traditional schemes and organizations to new forms of cooperative security provision. more…

November 26, 2017

MENA Leadership Academy

As part of a two-year training program, the Regional Program South Mediterranean in collaboration with KAS Team Inlandsprogramme organized the fourth and final workshop of the MENA Leadership Academy 2016/17 from 12 to 18 November. The training highlighted the role of civil society organizations in democratic societies. more…

November 10, 2017

European Fall Academy 2017

The European Union and the Maghreb

From 20-30 October, the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean in cooperation with the European Academy Otzenhausen invited 24 students and activists from Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria for a training on the European Union and EU-Maghreb relations to contribute to a better understanding between the two sides of the Mediterranean. more…

November 1, 2017

Seminar

MENA Business Angel Focus Camp

To facilitate an understanding of the regional startup ecosystem and to inspire entrepreneurs to invest in newly emerged, fast-growing business ventures, KAS Regional Programme South Mediterranean organized a focus camp of three workshop days and visits to the Startup Istanbul conference from 20-24 October 2017. more…