Dec 152014
Syria's Predicament: State (de-)Formation and International Rivalries

Sharaka Research Paper nr.10 by Adham Saouli Syria’s war raises important questions about the interaction between the domestic and external dimensions of the conflict. What are the main areas of contention, and how do they relate to regional and international dynamics? Why has the conflict developed into a regional and international battle, and who are [...]

Jun 112014
The Sharaka Book is Out!

Relations between the European Union (EU) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are at a crossroads. After the derailment of the negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in 2008, the cooperation between the two regional blocs has remained low-key in a number of different areas, while the unprecedented changes that have taken place in [...]

May 082014
Sharaka papers in Arabic

The Sharaka reports are now available in Arabic: Need to Rethink the EU-GCC Strategic Relation = الحاجة إلى إعادة التفكير في علاقة الاتحاد الأوروبي ودول مجلس التعاون الخليجي الاستراتيجية Maritime Security Cooperation Provides Opportunities to Concretely Enhance EU-GCC Relations = يوفر التعاون الأمني البحري فرصا متاحة وعملية لتعزيز العلاقات بين الاتحاد الأوروبي ودول مجلس التعاون [...]