It’s the real-life version of Samunel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations: The Euro-Mediterranean region. The area is home not only to some of the most breathtaking sites in the world, it’s also the meeting place of European and North African/Arab cultures. After years of starts and stops the EU and non-EU members in the region are attempting to join together in a sustainable partnership, but hopes aren’t high.
This week, we’re examining Euro-Mediterranean Relations as our weekly theme.
- In the first section of our Special Report, Europe and North Africa: The End of the ‘Euro-Med Vision,’ Kristina Kausch and Richard Youngs say that the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership is on life support with a looming demise.
- In the latest edition of ISN Podcasts, also part of our Special Report, Dr Bichara Khader says that the issue South-to-North migration in the Mediterranean region is a sticking point due to various factors, including the tendency to group the desire to move from one place to another for a better life with illegal acts.
- We’re highlighting the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Warsaw’s Economic Integration in the Euro-Mediterranean Region in our Publications section.
- Also check out NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue: An Assessment from the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), Athens, Greece.
- In our IR Directory, we’re featuring the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN).