Autor: Mirjam Schmidt


Cultural Exchange and the Prospects for Inter-Societal Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Cultural Exchange and the Prospects for Inter-Societal Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran

von Mirjam Schmidt und Desirée Custers Im August 2022 führten CARPO und Stimson Europe einen Workshop durch, der sich mit den Potenzialen von auswärtiger Kulturpolitik und kulturellem Austausch zwischen Iran und Saudi-Arabien befasste. Obwohl beide Länder eine reiche gemeinsame kulturelle Geschichte verbindet, findet heute, aufgrund geopolitischer Differenzen, fast keinerlei Austausch statt. Trotz der vielen Herausforderungen […]

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CARPO Podcast Folge 6: Frauen und Sport in den Golfstaaten

CARPO Podcast Folge 6: Frauen und Sport in den Golfstaaten

mit Anna Reuß Mit Blick auf den Austragungsstaat der WM 2022 fallen nicht nur die Menschenrechtsverletzungen gegenüber den Arbeitsmigrant:innen ins Auge. Auch die Rolle der Frauen in der katarischen Gesellschaft wird international kontrovers diskutiert. Anna Reuß berichtet in dieser Folge über die Lage der Frauen in Katar und in anderen Ländern der Region und ob […]

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Towards #KnowledgeJustice? Addressing Asymmetries in Global Knowledge Production 

Towards #KnowledgeJustice? Addressing Asymmetries in Global Knowledge Production 

When: 30 November 2022, 15:00-17:00 (CET)

If knowledge is an imperial instrument of colonization, then the decolonization of knowledge is one of the most urgent tasks: Global structures of knowledge production are still marked by asymmetries. Once referred to by Quijano as the „coloniality of knowledge,“ this „epistemic violence“ of knowledge production is still present in the 21st century. 

Against this backdrop, CARPO’s third virtual Research Forum (CRF) investigates and critically discusses the underrepresentation of the so-called Global South in global knowledge production. Among others, we address the following questions: Which persisting asymmetries of knowledge production prevail? How can these inequalities in the system of global knowledge production be reduced or even eliminated? And what is the role of different actors from different world regions in this process towards knowledge justice?  

Overall, the CRF wants to shed more light on an often under-represented topic and put the finger on the prevailing asymmetries in global knowledge production. The event shall provide a platform for discussion by bringing together experts from the Global South and North on this issue. Furthermore, it discusses initiatives to reduce asymmetries in global knowledge production and, in terms of positionality, locates the challenges, responsibilities and fields of action for scholars working in the Global North.  

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CARPO Podcast Folge 2: Der Fußball und die Golfstaaten – zwischen Fankultur und Sportswashing

CARPO Podcast Folge 2: Der Fußball und die Golfstaaten – zwischen Fankultur und Sportswashing

mit Leo Wiggert und Robert Chatterjee In unserer zweiten Folge beleuchten wir, warum Katar überhaupt eine WM ausrichtet, und sprechen außerdem mit den Journalisten Leo Wiggert und Robert Chatterjee vom Nahostmagazin zenith, die von ihrer Reise nach Katar und ihrer Suche nach der Fußballkultur vor Ort berichten. Weitere Anekdoten und Fakten über Katar als Fußballnation […]

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CARPO Podcast Folge 1: Der Fußball und die arabische Welt – Protestkultur und Diktaturen

CARPO Podcast Folge 1: Der Fußball und die arabische Welt – Protestkultur und Diktaturen

mit Ronny Blaschke In dieser Folge sprechen wir mit dem Sportjournalisten Ronny Blaschke, der sich seit zwei Jahrzehnten intensiv mit den Verstrickungen von Fußball und Politik, speziell in autokratischen Ländern des Mittleren Ostens, auseinandersetzt. Dabei wird deutlich: Fußball ist nicht nur ein politisches Instrument für die Herrscher, sondern kann auch Möglichkeiten des Protestes bieten. Mehr […]

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Addressing the Crushing Weight of Yemen’s Public Debt

Addressing the Crushing Weight of Yemen’s Public Debt

Bereits Jahrzehnte vor dem derzeit andauernden Konflikt war der Jemen anfällig für periodisch wiederkehrende Haushaltsdefizite. Die Eskalation des jetzigen Konflikts in 2014/15 hatte zutiefst negative Auswirkungen auf die Verschuldung des Landes. Ölexporte in größerem Stil blieben aus und führten zu einem Zusammenbruch staatlicher Einnahmen, Banken und Pensionsfonds beendeten den Kauf von Staatsanleihen. Das Management der […]

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Narratives of (In)Justice in Contemporary Yemeni Novels 

Narratives of (In)Justice in Contemporary Yemeni Novels 

von Osama Ali, Fadhilah Gubari, Julia Gurol und Abdulsalam al-Rubaidi  Diese Study analysiert Narrative von (Un)Gerechtigkeit in zeitgenössischen jemenitischen Romanen. Auf Basis einer semantischen Wortfeldanalyse neun ausgewählter zeitgenössischer Romane zeigt die vorliegende Studie, wie (Un)Gerechtigkeit in jemenitischer Erzählliteratur geframed wird – sowohl im Hinblick auf die Darstellung bestimmter sozio-politischer Praktiken als auch im Hinblick auf […]

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The Brussels MENA Briefing: Iraq, Beyond the Election – Internal and External Implications

The Brussels MENA Briefing: Iraq, Beyond the Election – Internal and External Implications

November 25, 2021

On November 25, the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) and Stimson Europe hosted the thirteenth “Brussels MENA Briefing”—a series of after-work briefings on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region—on “Iraq, Beyond the Election: Internal and External Implications”.

Speakers included Ali Al-Mawlawi, who works as an independent analyst and researcher and specializes on Iraq’s political economy, Marsin Al-Shamary, who is a Research Fellow at the Middle East Initiative (MEI), and Hussein Al-Waeli, who works as an accredited journalist at the European Union. The discussion was moderated by Kawa Hassan, Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East and North Africa division and Executive Director of Stimson Europe.

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The Disaster of Yemen’s Flash Floods. Impact of and Local Responses to the Torrential Rains and Flooding in 2020

The Disaster of Yemen’s Flash Floods. Impact of and Local Responses to the Torrential Rains and Flooding in 2020

von Khalid al-Akwa und Tobias Zumbrägel Zwischen März und September 2020 und erneut von Mai bis Juli 2021 kam es im Jemen zu sintflutartigen Regenfällen, die sich regional zu Sturzfluten entwickelten. Trotz der zum Teil verheerenden Auswirkungen dieser Ereignisse, die sich aufgrund des Klimawandels auch in Zukunft wiederholen werden, wurde dem Thema seitens der Wissenschaft […]

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Road to World Cup 2022 – Deconstructing the Multidimensional Nature of Sport Politics in the Gulf Monarchies

Road to World Cup 2022 – Deconstructing the Multidimensional Nature of Sport Politics in the Gulf Monarchies

When: 30 November 2021, 14.00 – 16.30 (CET) The Gulf region provides a whole bunch of examples of how leaderships strategically engage in global sports. For instance, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Saudi Arabia organize sports mega events such as the Formula One races and boxing fights. Additionally, Gulf state organizations are heavily […]

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Improving Relations Between Central State Institutions and Local Authorities

Improving Relations Between Central State Institutions and Local Authorities

Lokalräte tragen die Verantwortung für die Umsetzung von Entwicklungsprojekten und die Zurverfügungstellung öffentlicher Dienstleistungen für die jemenitische Bevölkerung von mehr als 30 Millionen Menschen. Vor allem in den ländlichen Gebieten, wo mehr als 70 Prozent der Bevölkerung leben, sind diese Funktionen von zentraler Bedeutung. Im Juli 2018 veröffentlichte die Rethinking Yemen’s Economy-Initiative ein White Paper, […]

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Reconfigurations in West Asia and North Africa. CARPO Research Forum 2020 – Conference Report

Reconfigurations in West Asia and North Africa. CARPO Research Forum 2020 – Conference Report

von Mirjam Schmidt, Julia Gurol und Tobias Zumbrägel Das erste CARPO Research Forum, welches im November 2020 stattfand, setzte sich mit den derzeitigen Rekonfigurationen und den daraus erwachsenden Herausforderungen der WANA Region auseinander. Dabei wurden drei zentrale Themen der globalen, regionalen und lokalen Ebene diskutiert: Die Rekonfiguration externer Mächte in der WANA Region, besonders das […]

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The Brussels MENA Briefing: The Gulf Cooperation Council at 40 – Opportunities and Challenges for the EU

The Brussels MENA Briefing: The Gulf Cooperation Council at 40 – Opportunities and Challenges for the EU

June 16, 2021

On June 16, the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) and Stimson Europe hosted their twelfth “Brussels MENA Briefing” – a series of after-work briefings on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region – on “The Gulf Cooperation Council at 40: Challenges and Opportunities for the European Union (EU)”

Speakers included Najla al-Qassemi, Director Global Affairs Division, B’huth Dubai Public Policy Research Center, and Sebastian Sons, Researcher at CARPO. The discussion was moderated by Wael Abdulshafi, Research Analyst at the Stimson Center.

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Priorities for the Recovery and Reform of the Electricity Sector in Yemen

Priorities for the Recovery and Reform of the Electricity Sector in Yemen

Bereits vor Beginn des Krieges im Jemen war die schlechte Stromversorgung im Lande eines der zentralen Hindernisse für nachhaltige wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und die Bereitstellung öffentlicher Dienstleistungen wie Wasser- und Gesundheitsversorgung oder Bildung. Diese Studie untersucht den Status des Stromversorgungssystems vor dem Krieg und diskutiert nachfolgend die Auswirkungen des Konfliktes auf die Leistungsfähigkeit des Elektrizitätssektors. Aufbauend […]

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Brussels MENA Briefing: Egypt in the Eastern Mediterranean

Brussels MENA Briefing: Egypt in the Eastern Mediterranean

April 14, 2021

On April 14, the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) and the Stimson Center Europe hosted the eleventh “Brussels MENA Briefing”—a series of after-work briefings on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region—on “Egypt in the Eastern Mediterranean”.

Speakers included Dr. Ahmed Kandil, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Energy Studies Program at the al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, and Hafsa Halawa, independent consultant, Visiting Fellow at the Middle East and North Africa Program of the European Council on Foreign Relations and Non-resident Fellow at the Middle East Institute. The discussion was moderated by Desirée Custers, Research Assistant of the Middle East and North Africa Program at the Stimson Centre.

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Solar-Powered Irrigation in Yemen: Opportunities, Challenges and Policies

Solar-Powered Irrigation in Yemen: Opportunities, Challenges and Policies

Der Jemen ist eines der wasserärmsten Länder der Welt und die Landwirtschaft des Landes ist hauptverantwortlicher Konsument der Grundwasserressourcen. Aufgrund des aktuellen Konflikts ist Treibstoff für Wasserpumpen knapp und teuer, was zu einer Zunahme der Nutzung von Solarenergie in der Entnahme von und Versorgung mit Grundwasser in der Bewässerung geführt hat. Es besteht jedoch Sorge […]

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Brussels MENA Briefing: Lebanon at a Crossroads: Looming State Collapse and Prospects for External Engagement

Brussels MENA Briefing: Lebanon at a Crossroads: Looming State Collapse and Prospects for External Engagement

March 17, 2021

On March 17, 2021 Stimson Europe and the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) hosted their tenth Brussels MENA Briefing titled “Lebanon at Crossroads: Looming State Collapse and Prospects for External Engagement”, on the political, economic, and social crisis in Lebanon. This was the first Briefing hosted by the new Middle East and North Africa Program launched by the Stimson Center in March 2021, and located at Stimson’s new permanent presence in Brussels, Belgium. The Brussels MENA Briefings are a continuation of a series of discussion previously conducted by the EastWest Institute (EWI).

 The Briefing started with an in-depth analysis of the current situation in Lebanon, with one speaker emphasizing the lack of progress in the investigation into the Beirut blast of August 4, 2020. This unprecedented, massive explosion led to at least 200 deaths and was caused by a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored in a port warehouse without proper safety measures. The speaker highlighted that the judge leading the investigation was dropped from the case in February 2021, after he had charged the caretaker prime-minister and three former ministers with negligence. The opaque investigation is seen as symptomatic of the country’s current predicament, namely lack of accountability of the ruling elite.

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Local Security Governance in Yemen in Times of War

Local Security Governance in Yemen in Times of War

von Mareike Transfeld, Mohamed al-Iriani, Maged Sultan und Marie-Christine Heinze Nach sechs Jahren des Krieges sind die staatlichen Institutionen des Jemen fragmentiert. Der Sicherheitssektor ist hier keine Ausnahme. Aufgrund ihrer Rolle als zentrale Schaltstellen in der Sicherheitsgovernancestruktur des Landes beschäftig sich dieser Policy Report mit den Sicherheitskomitees auf Gouvernoratsebene in drei Regionen, die besonders von […]

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Neues Projekt gestartet: Global Autocratic Collaboration in Times of COVID-19

Neues Projekt gestartet: Global Autocratic Collaboration in Times of COVID-19

Inmitten von Debatten zur Krise der Demokratie und zunehmenden globalen Autokratisierungstendenzen mehren sich die Hinweise, dass der Kampf gegen COVID-19 autokratische Ordnungen sowie transregionale Verbindungen zwischen Autokratien weiter verstärkt. In diesem Projekt untersuchen wir die Mechanismen, Dynamiken und Wirkungen globaler Autokratisierungstendenzen sowie ihre Auswirkungen auf (trans-)regionale Machtkonstellationen am Beispiel der Beziehungen Chinas mit den Golfstaaten. […]

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Post COVID-19: A Potential for Green Recovery in the Arab Gulf States

Post COVID-19: A Potential for Green Recovery in the Arab Gulf States

von Aisha Al-Sarihi Die Coronavirus-Pandemie hat eine umweltbezogene Transformation in den arabischen Golfmonarchien ins Stocken gebracht. Im Gegensatz zu einer ökologisch bewussten und nachhaltigen Entwicklung priorisieren Regierungen nun die Gesundheit der Bevölkerung und eine schnelle wirtschaftliche Erholung. Dieser Brief argumentiert, dass sich wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und Nachhaltigkeit nicht gegenseitig ausschließen: Konjunkturelle Belebung im Zusammenhang mit der […]

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Impacts of the War on the Telecommunications Sector in Yemen

Impacts of the War on the Telecommunications Sector in Yemen

Der Telekommunikations- und Informationstechnologiesektor im Jemen ist die zweitgrößte Quelle öffentlicher Einnahmen nach dem Petroleumsektor und trägt darüber hinaus durch seine Bedeutung für andere Wirtschaftszweige zur direkten und indirekten Bereitstellung einer Vielzahl an Arbeitsplätzen bei. Zu den wichtigsten Herausforderungen des Sektors zählen unter anderem die Unangemessenheit des rechtlichen und institutionell-regulatorischen Umfelds; die Fragmentierung öffentlicher Institutionen […]

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Brussels MENA Briefing: Kuwait and the post-Sheikh Sabah Era

Brussels MENA Briefing: Kuwait and the post-Sheikh Sabah Era

December 1, 2020

On December 1, the EastWest Institute (EWI) and the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) hosted the ninth “Brussels MENA Briefing”—a series of after-work briefings on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region—on “Kuwait and the post-Sheikh Sabah Era”.

Speakers included Vice Admiral (ret.) Ahmad Al-Mulla, advisor to the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense, and Dr. Courtney Freer, assistant professorial research fellow at the Middle East Center of the London School of Economics. Well-known experts on the Persian Gulf region and members of the European policy community virtually attended this briefing, which was held under the Chatham House Rule.

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Brussels MENA Briefing: The Biden Administration’s Middle East Policy and Transatlantic Relations

Brussels MENA Briefing: The Biden Administration’s Middle East Policy and Transatlantic Relations

November 17, 2020

On November 17, the EastWest Institute (EWI) and Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) hosted their eighth “Brussels MENA Briefing”—a series of after-work briefings on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region—on the recent election of Joe Biden as U.S. president-elect and the changes his administration could bring to both the United States’ own Middle East policy, as well as its transatlantic relations with the European Union (EU) vis-à-vis the Middle East. 

Speakers included Cameron Munter, former U.S. ambassador and former president of the EastWest Institute, and James Moran, associate senior fellow at the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS). The discussion was moderated by Wael Abdul-Shafi, EWI MENA program associate. 

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Brussels MENA Briefing: The Economic Dimensions of the Conflict in Yemen

Brussels MENA Briefing: The Economic Dimensions of the Conflict in Yemen

October 6, 2020

The seventh edition of the Brussels MENA Briefing, co-hosted by the EastWest Institute (EWI) and the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO), in partnership with the Rethinking Yemen’s Economy initiative, was dedicated to the economic impact of the ongoing conflict in Yemen—a war that started in 2014/15 and has since turned the country into the world’s worst humanitarian crisis according to the UN. 

The Rethinking Yemen’s Economy initiative aims to contribute to peacebuilding and conflict prevention, economic stabilization and sustainable development in Yemen by building consensus in crucial policy areas through engaging and promoting informed Yemeni voices from all backgrounds (the „Development Champions“) in public discourse on development, economy and post-conflict reconstruction in Yemen, and by positively influencing local, regional and international development agendas. It is implemented by CARPO, DeepRoot Consulting and the Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies and is generously funded by the European Union and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Yemen.

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Reconfigurations in West Asia and North Africa (WANA)

Reconfigurations in West Asia and North Africa (WANA)

When: Nov 19th 2020; 14:45-18:30 CET The region that spans West Asia and North Africa (WANA) is in a process of a profound transformation. Despite their heterogenous character, all WANA countries experience social, (geo)political, environmental and economic challenges they need to overcome; albeit in different degrees. The current COVID-19 pandemic acts as an accelerator to […]

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Brussels MENA Briefing: Jordanian Foreign Policy in Light of Regional Geopolitical Shifts

Brussels MENA Briefing: Jordanian Foreign Policy in Light of Regional Geopolitical Shifts

September 8, 2020

On September 8, the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) and the EastWest Institute (EWI) hosted their sixth “Brussels MENA Briefing”—a series of after-work briefings on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region—on the topic of “Jordanian Foreign Policy in Light of Regional Geopolitical Shifts.”

Speakers included Dr. Amer Al Sabaileh, professor at the University of Jordan and well-known security and political analyst, and Dr. Edmund Ratka, designated head of the Amman Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The discussion was moderated by Wael Abdul-Shafi, EWI MENA program associate.

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Brussels MENA Briefing: How to Rescue Sudan’s Transition Process

Brussels MENA Briefing: How to Rescue Sudan’s Transition Process

July 7, 2020

On July 7, the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) and the EastWest Institute (EWI) hosted their fifth “Brussels MENA Briefing”—a series of after-work briefings on the MENA region—focusing on how to rescue Sudan’s transition process, as well as the role the international community can play in Sudan’s political transition.

Speakers included Yasir Zaidan, lecturer of international affairs and security studies at the National University of Sudan, and Dr. Annette Weber, senior fellow at the Africa and Middle East division of the German Institute for International and Security Studies (SWP) in Berlin. EWI’s Vice President of the MENA program, Kawa Hassan, served as moderator.

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Brussels MENA Briefing: New Iraqi Government in Place: Challenges and Opportunities for Iraq in its Neighborhood

Brussels MENA Briefing: New Iraqi Government in Place: Challenges and Opportunities for Iraq in its Neighborhood

June 9, 2020

On June 9, the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) and the EastWest Institute (EWI) hosted their fourth “Brussels MENA Briefing”—a series of afterwork briefings on the MENA region—focusing on challenges facing the new Iraqi government, as well as the role the European Union (EU) can play in supporting the new government in Baghdad.

Speakers included Sajad Jiyad, visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and former managing director of the Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies based in Baghdad, and Daniela Verena Huber, head of the Mediterranean and Middle East Program of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). EWI’s Vice President of the MENA program, Kawa Hassan, severed as moderator.

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The Looming Climate Peril. Sustainable Strategies and Environmental Activism in the Middle East and North Africa

The Looming Climate Peril. Sustainable Strategies and Environmental Activism in the Middle East and North Africa

von Tobias Zumbrägel In Anlehnung an das Konzept der ‚politischen Ökologie‘ geht diese Studie in vergleichender Analyse den soziopolitischen Dimensionen einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung und Transformation im Nahen Osten und Nordafrika nach. Diese erste Veröffentlichung in CARPOs neuer Sustainability Series setzt sich nicht nur grundlegend mit Themen und Forschungszweigen von umweltbezogenen Aspekten in der arabischen Welt […]

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Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2019

Anfang Dezember 2019 hat CARPO sein fünfjähriges Jubiläum gefeiert. In diesem Annual Report blicken wir daher nicht nur auf unsere Aktivitäten aus dem letzten Jahr zurück, sondern auch auf CARPOs Entwicklung in den letzten fünf Jahren. Und wir tun das in der Tat mit Stolz! Mehr

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Brussels MENA Briefing: The Status Quo of the Libya Conflict: Is the Berlin Process Obsolete?

Brussels MENA Briefing: The Status Quo of the Libya Conflict: Is the Berlin Process Obsolete?

May 5, 2020

On May 5, the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) and the EastWest Institute (EWI) hosted their third “Brussels MENA Briefing,” a series of after-work briefings on the MENA region, on the state of affairs of the ongoing Libyan Civil War.

Speakers included Anas El Gomati, founder and director of the Sadeq Institute, and Kristina Kausch, senior resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. CARPO’s CEO Adnan Tabatabai served as moderator.

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Brussels MENA Briefing: Post-Sultan Qaboos Oman: Transition Opportunities and Challenges News

Brussels MENA Briefing: Post-Sultan Qaboos Oman: Transition Opportunities and Challenges News

April 8, 2020

On April 8, the EastWest Institute (EWI) and the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO), hosted the second “Brussels MENA Briefing,” a series of after-work briefings on the MENA region, this time focusing on Oman in the post-Sultan Qaboos era. Invited speakers were Dr. Yousuf Hamed al Balushi, CEO of Smart Investment Gateway and Dr. Cinzia Bianco, Visiting Fellow on Europe and the Gulf at the European Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Analyst at Gulf States Analytics. The Briefing was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and moderated by Kawa Hassan, EWI’s Vice President of the Middle East and North Africa program.

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Media as a Driver of (Dis)Unity in West Asia and the Arabian Peninsula

Media as a Driver of (Dis)Unity in West Asia and the Arabian Peninsula

24 Oktober 2019, Bonn

In recent years, discussions about the role of the media for societal dynamics and civil society activism in West Asia and the Arabian Peninsula (WAAP) have emphasized that, on the positive side, ordinary citizens have much better access to information and can easier connect, mobilize and coordinate societal activities. On the negative side, however, governments and various interest groups (some even violent) use social media platforms to advance their own agenda, spread misinformation or attract followers. Both developments have made media an increasingly important player in WAAP. It is thus important to look into how media actors themselves see their roles such a context, and whether they see media as a driver of unity or disunity – especially in today’s interconnected supranational media landscape. Furthermore, It should be discussed whether or not there is (or should be) a way to empower the unifying role media can play. 

To discuss these questions, CARPO invited three speakers from West Asia and the Arabian Peninsula to share their views on the subject matter.

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Brussels MENA Briefing: Iran After Parliamentary Elections

Brussels MENA Briefing: Iran After Parliamentary Elections

March 11, 2020

CARPO’s inaugural “Brussels MENA Briefing” focuses on Iran’s parliamentary elections and the resulting domestic implications and consequences for Iranian foreign relations.

On March 3, the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) and the EastWest Institute (EWI), launched its “Brussels MENA Briefing” series with the topic of the recent parliamentary elections in Iran. Dr. Azadeh Zamirirad from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and Adnan Tabatabai from CARPO led the discussion, with EWI’s Wael Abdul-Shafi serving as moderator.

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Chinas Strategie im Persischen Golf. Balanceakt zwischen Riad und Teheran

Chinas Strategie im Persischen Golf. Balanceakt zwischen Riad und Teheran

von Julia Gurol und Jacopo Scita Dieser Brief diskutiert die Auswirkungen geopolitischer Entwicklungen auf die chinesische Strategie im Persischen Golf. Es wird argumentiert, dass China eine Strategie des „hedging“ betreibt und mithilfe eines gewagten politischen Balanceakts versucht, sich gegen eine mögliche Eskalation zu wappnen. Dieser Brief ist die leicht edierte deutsche Übersetzung des erstmalig am […]

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