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Smart Development Strategy for the Maghreb

Structural Reform, A New Role for the State, Regional Integration

The Maghreb region stands at a strategic crossroad today. It can embark on a path of reform and prosperity by transforming its rich natural endowment and human capital into inclusive economic growth. Moreover, the region’s geo-strategic situation positions it at a key junction of global trade. In order to contribute to the existing efforts towards the utilization of these potentials for growth in the region, the study at hand thus aims to give concrete recommendations on structural reforms to stimulate potentials for economic growth and inclusive development.

Tunisia's Political Parties

Fragmented, Inward-Looking, and Searching for a Profile

Contribution on the development, programmatic orientation and current challenges for political parties in Tunisia

The Caliphate is Dead, Long Live the Caliphate

The Future of the Islamic State in Libya

After the collapse of the "Islamic State" in the coastal city of Sirte in December 2016, 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.

Russia in the Mediterranean

Mediterranean Dialogue Series 12

The involvement of a myriad of regional and international actors in the Mediterranean has decisively shaped the balance of power in the region. Among others, Russia has increasingly positioned itself as central power player in the region. In this paper, 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.

The New UN Action Plan for Libya: An End to the Crisis?

The new Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Libya Dr. Ghassan Salamé presented a new three-stage UN Action Plan for the war-torn country. How are its chances of success? The publication is in German.

EU Energy Supply and its Strategic Interests for Interregional Energy Cooperation with the Eastern Mediterranean Rim

Mediterranean Dialogue Series 10

Offshore discoveries of hydrocarbons in the Levant in recent years are expected to considerably change regional dynamics and to influence global gas markets. The paper sheds light on how these developments influence the EU's energy security and import demand, the role Russia plays in this regard, and what implications these dynamics have on prospects for EU energy cooperation with the Eastern Mediterranean.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:

Naval Balance of Power in the Mediterranean and Political-Military Trends

Mediterranean Dialogue Series 7

The Mediterranean has become one of the most critical flashpoints for international security. The paper looks at the latest developments in political and military trends in the Mediterranean and highlights the roles and aspirations of the most important actors.

Partnership for Reform with Africa

The paper on "Partnership for Reform with Africa" is now also available in Arabic. It discusses economic integration as the first step towards a comprehensive EU-Africa cooperation and points to ways how such deeper cooperation could be achieved.

Religion and Politics in North Africa

An Opinion poll on Religion and Politics in North Africa was conducted in cooperation with Sigma Conseil and the Arab Observatory of Religions and Freedoms in order to analyze attitutes in the north african societies regarding the interaction between politics and religion, and the perceptions of religious extremism.