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

Mediterranean Dialogue Series 14

China’s geo-economic strategy in the framework of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims at creating an integrated economic network of supply and value chains - especially in the production, transport and energy sectors. The analysis by Dr. Frank Umbach gives an overview of the energy dimensions of China's Belt and Road initiative and explores the Chinese strategy in the Mediterranean region and the Persian Gulf as part of its larger energy investment and energy security strategy towards the MENA region. more…

June 8, 2018

The Future of Middle Eastern Cyber Warfare

Meeting of the Mediterranean Advisory Group

Expert workshop on cyber security and cyber warfare in the MENA region more…

Event Reports | May 7, 2018

China's Belt and Road Initiative

The Return of the Silk Road to the Mediterranean

Conference on China's "Belt and Road" Initiative and the expected effects on economic and geopolitical balance of power in the Mediterranean more…

Event Reports | April 30, 2018

Oil, Banks, and Governance

Economic Realities in a Divided Libya

Despite limited improvements, the Libyan economy still lingers well below its potential, obstructed by continuing violent conflict and political uncertainty. Libya’s poor economic performance is evident in the numbers, and it is rendered even more obvious by the population’s claims. Many efforts – including specific policies and economic orientations - have been developed by Libya’s political authorities, in the East and in the West, to try and limit the effects of economic problems on the society. However, results remain limited so far. more…

April 27, 2018

MENA Leadership Academy

Functions and Organization of CSOs

Acknowledging the necessity to strengthen civic engagement and participation in the MENA region, the KAS Regional Program South Mediterranean launched the second generation of its regional training program MENA Leadership Academy, designed for young adults from the Middle East and North Africa. more…

Event Reports | April 25, 2018