Tough mandate ahead for Ms Mogherini in the echoes of the “Arab spring”

Posted on 08. December 2014 by Zuzana Novakova Reflections on the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum Ms Mogherini inherits a tough mandate and troubled relations with the EU’s Southern neighbours as she takes on the role of High Representative for Foreign Affairs, three years after the beginning of the “Arab Spring”. As the events unfolded it … Continue reading Tough mandate ahead for Ms Mogherini in the echoes of the “Arab spring”

An asymmetric challenge – what role for Europe in the Middle East?

Posted on 01. December 2014 by Zuzana Novakova Reflections on the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum With the “traditional” challenges of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Iran-Saudi Arabia rivalry being further exacerbated by the Arab spring and the expansion of ISIS, the disarray in the Middle East can no longer be ignored. What role could and … Continue reading An asymmetric challenge – what role for Europe in the Middle East?

Political Islam: Opportunity or Challenge?

Posted on 23. October 2012 by Enja Sæthren The most striking feature of the far-reaching political changes in the Middle East and North Africa over the past year has been the increasing importance of Islamic mass movements. In the wake of the riots large sections of the electorate in Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt have shifted their … Continue reading Political Islam: Opportunity or Challenge?