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Tag Archives: Arab Spring
Nov 11 2012
The Arab Spring constitutes perhaps the most far-reaching political and economic transition since the end of communism in Europe. For too long, the economic aspirations of the people in the region, especially young people, have been ignored by leaders in … Continue reading
Posted by: November 11, 2012
Jun 20 2012
Cross-Mediterranean economic and political relationships must be rebalanced to include all of Europe.
In the wake of the Arab Spring the European Union (EU) is eager to foster closer relations with North Africa and the Middle East. Georg Zachmann,Mimi Tam and Lucia Granelli look at the EU’s current policy initiatives and assess which … Continue reading
Posted by: June 20, 2012
Jun 19 2012
Diplomacy is the only real way forward in the Syrian conflict. Military intervention could make the situation even worse.
With the failure of the Annan Plan in Syria, the situation looks increasingly bleak. But Syria in 2012 is very different from Libya in 2011, and Western leaders should resist the temptation for military intervention writes Chris Brown. Instead of … Continue reading
Posted by: June 19, 2012
Jun 4 2012
In the upcoming elections, Egyptians have been given a non-choice between candidates that are both likely to uphold the neoliberal policies of the past two decades.
Nearly a third of all Egyptians live below the poverty line, and the unemployment rate is as high as 25%. As part of EUROPP’s coverage of the European neighbourhood, Jason Hickel argues that the Freedom and Justice Party is set … Continue reading
Posted by: June 4, 2012
Apr 17 2012
The European Neighbourhood Policy has failed because of its own contradictions and small budget. But the Arab spring offers a renewed opportunity for the EU to reinvigorate the programme.
For many, the Arab Spring graphically illustrated the European Neighbourhood Policy’s failure in its aims to promote security and prosperity in the European neighbourhood, and that it should now be disbanded. Julian Kirchherr argues that the new democracies emerging in some Arab … Continue reading
Posted by: April 17, 2012