Publications

Partnership for the Mediterranean

Franco-German Parliamentary Dialogue more…

Event Reports | July 5, 2018

The Fight Over Libya's Oil

Libya's oil crescent has been shaken by clashes between militias and the forces of Khalifa Haftar recently. This is not the first time that the Gulf of Sidra became the scene of 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, which are exacerbated by the parallel structures in West and East. The publication is in German. more…

July 3, 2018

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 reoconsilitation process in the country. The conference was held under the patronage of the UN Special Envoy to Libya. Macron had previously brought together two Libyan key players in France. The French initiative is widely understood as a clear message that France wants to take the lead in the stabilization of Libya. The publication is in German. more…

July 3, 2018

„Belt and Road Initiative“: China's New Silk Road in the Mediterranean

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

Dr. Canan Atilgan, Veronika Ertl | June 25, 2018

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

Study on the implications of the Chinese "Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)" on North African countries and their positioning vis-à-vis the initiative (Text in French) more…

June 20, 2018