EuroMeSCo Paper 30: Counter-Terrorism Policies in Egypt: Effectiveness and Challenges

This paper attempts to provide a comprehensive analysis of the national policies adopted by the Egyptian government to counter domestic terrorism since the election of president el-Sisi in June 2014. It argues that the dispersal of the Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Raba'a square and al-Nahda square in August 2013 unleashed a more complex wave of domestic terrorism in comparison to the waves of terrorism the country encountered decades ago. It also argues that the counterterrorism policies adopted at the national level to confront this wave are developed along the way in light of the lessons learned from confrontations with the terrorists.

Dialogue Workshop on Migration Challenges in the EU Transit and Destination Countries

On 26 October, the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted a workshop in Budapest on challenges related to the influx of migrants and refugees into the selected EU transit and destination countries. Members of EuroMeSCo research group on migration had a chance to present their initial research findings to the other participants, including researchers from the network, as well as key experts and practitioners on the issue.



EuroMeSCo Policy Brief 66:Libyan Political Economy: Political Conflict, Crisis Management and Structural Reform

The ongoing political division and armed conflict in Libya have overshadowed the critical stage Libyan economy has reached. Libya’s only source of income, oil exports, was repeatedly threatened due to the fact that it became an integral dimension of the political and military conflict. Over the past two years, Libya’s oil production was reduced to levels that can hardly sustain the Libyan state. However, the political division and its effects are not the only problem with the Libyan economy. Any attempt of economic reform in Libya must address the structural faults that emerged as a result of Libya’s total dependence on oil revenues. Reforming the Libyan economy could be used as a tool to bring about political stability in a very troubled region.


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Dialogue Workshop on Future of Syria

Last October 11, the Global Political Trends Center organised in Istanbul a workshop entitled "Future of Syria". 30 participants, including researchers from the network, civil society representatives and academics discussed the preliminary results of the EuroMeSCo reseach group on the future of Syria. Among the main issues debated were national reconciliation and protection of minorities; military, security and counter-terrorism; state-building; and peace-keeping, reconstruction and development. The event was organised under EuroMeSCo ENI Project, co-funded by the European Union.



EuroMeSCo Joint Policy Study 4: Migrants and Refugees. Impact and Policies. Case Studies of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece

Unsolved conflicts in the Middle East, demographic changes and unfavourable socio-economic situation in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean produced migrants and refugees flows on unprecedented scale. This volume examines the socio-economic impact of those flows and policy responses, focusing on four case studies: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece.

The first chapter provides with a general picture and introduces some qualitative and quantitative data of the flows. The following two chapters examine issues related to social and economic integration in three southern Mediterranean countries receiving the biggest number of refugees: Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The last chapter focuses on Greece, the main gate for migrants and refugees entering Europe, giving insights into asylum procedures in Greece, but also, for comparative purposes, in Italy.

The Joint Policy Study is the outcome of the Working Package on “Migrants and Refugees. Impact and Policies”, led by the Center for Strategic Studies – University of Jordan, in the framework for the EuroMeSCo ENI Project, co-financed by the European Union and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed).


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