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Monthly Archives: June 2017

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June 2017

Saudi Arabia’s and Qatar’s Discourses and Practices in the Mediterranean

By | June 29th, 2017|Categories: Working papers|

This paper will examine the discourse and practices of the two most active GCC countries in the Mediterranean, and will conduct its analysis through a discussion of such highlighted issues as economy, migration and political ideas. Adopting content discourse analysis, this paper studies documents from Saudi Arabia and Qatar to help better understand these countries’ changing [...]

Turkey, the EU and the Mediterranean: Perceptions, Policies and Prospects

By | June 29th, 2017|Categories: Working papers|

This paper examines Turkey’s construction of its Mediterranean policy, starting from the period when the country’s foreign policy began to undergo a significant reinvigoration. Employing discourse analysis methods, the study tries to present Turkey’s priorities in key policy areas towards the region, while indicating changes in its position to the region both before and after the [...]

MedReset Policy Lecture #2: Anoush Ehteshami

By | June 28th, 2017|Categories: Highlights, News|

Second MedReset Policy lecture by Anoush Ehteshami, from Durham University, which focuses on the main themes of MedReset WP2. WP2 (geopolitics) aims at assessing how EU policies still match the changing geopolitical configuration of the Mediterranean area by examining the role, influence, and impact of rising major powers on the Mediterranean. Visit the publications section for in-depth [...]

Iran’s Discourses and Practices in the Mediterranean Since 2001

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|

This paper examines the discourse and practices of Iran in the areas of water and agriculture, economy, migration and political ideas, to test Iran’s approach and also its influence in various fields. Drawing on a critical discourse analysis approach, it engages with published documents, elite discourses, and public narratives of Iranian leaders and intellectual elites to [...]

Iran’s Discourses and Practices in the Mediterranean Since 2001

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Publications, Working papers|

This paper examines the discourse and practices of Iran in the areas of water and agriculture, economy, migration and political ideas, to test Iran’s approach and also its influence in various fields. Drawing on a critical discourse analysis approach, it engages with published documents, elite discourses, and public narratives of Iranian leaders and intellectual elites to [...]

The EU’s Constructions of the Mediterranean

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|

Gathering the results of the three reports produced by Work Package 1 (WP1) of the MEDRESET project, which assess the EU’s constructions of the Mediterranean in the years 1970–1989, 1990–2002 and 2003–2017 respectively, this report provides a critical analysis of three major discourses that the EU-Europe employs regarding the Mediterranean: “the Mediterranean as a diverse geopolitical space”, “the Mediterranean as [...]

The EU’s Constructions of the Mediterranean

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Policy papers, Publications|

Gathering the results of the three reports produced by Work Package 1 (WP1) of the MEDRESET project, which assess the EU’s constructions of the Mediterranean in the years 1970–1989, 1990–2002 and 2003–2017 respectively, this report provides a critical analysis of three major discourses that the EU-Europe employs regarding the Mediterranean: “the Mediterranean as a diverse geopolitical [...]

American Discourses and Practices in the Mediterranean since 2001: A Comparative Analysis with the EU

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Publications, Working papers|

This paper examines US construction, representation and practices in the Mediterranean since 2001 with the aim of drawing comparative conclusions on degrees of convergence and divergence between US and EU roles in the Mediterranean space. The paper adopts a critical constructivism approach and extensive discourse analysis in assessing both actors’ perceptions and practices in the fields [...]