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September 2017

MedReset Special issue of Global Policy: ‘Reset Geopolitics in a New Age’

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Highlights, Policy papers, Publications|

The geopolitics of the Mediterranean region has changed dramatically in the twenty-first century, partly as a result of local state dynamics and partly as a product of transformational changes at the international and broader regional levels. As opposed to the early 1990s, the EU today is no longer the dominant or key actor in the Mediterranean [...]

MedReset Policy Brief n.2: ‘The EU and Geopolitics in the Mediterranean’

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|

This document summarizes the findings of MEDRESET’s WP2 on key powers’ (namely the United States, China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey) construction of the Mediterranean and identifies policy implications. Read the Policy Brief and react on MedReset Blog here:

June 2017

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 [...]

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 [...]

May 2017

MedReset Policy Brief #1: The EU’s Constructions of the Mediterranean

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Highlights, Policy papers|

How does the EU regard the space beyond its southern borders? How has it been framing the Mediterranean space throughout the last almost fifty years, i.e., ever since it embarked on the creation of a foreign and security policy? And how have these framing practices informed, shaped and possibly determined EU foreign policy practices vis-à-vis the [...]

MedReset Policy Lecture #1: Tobias Schumacher

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Highlights, News|

First MedReset Policy lecture by Professor Tobias Schumacher, from the College of Europe - Natolin Campus, which focuses on the main themes of MedReset WP1: The WP1 (EU Construction of the Mediterranean), MEDRESET  identified the EU construction of the Mediterranean and its own role understanding in this process. By observing its discourses and policies in the region, [...]

April 2017

Publications: The EU’s framing of the Mediterranean (from 1970 to 2017)

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Highlights|

Three new MedReset working papers are addressing the EU's framing of the Mediterranean. The first papers examines the early phase of the European Construction during the 1970s and the 1980s. It seeks to analyse how the European Community (EC) discursively constructed itself against the Mediterranean as a neighbouring space, and how it mapped the Mediterranean accordingly. [...]

MEDRESET Public Conference in Barcelona “Geopolitics of a Multipolar Mediterranean”

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Highlights, News & Events|

The second MEDRESET Public Conference was organised by CIDOB and took place in Barcelona on April 17th, 2017. The Conference presented some of the Research project themes such as : "Re-imagining Mediterranean Geopolitics" and "A New Role for the EU in the Mediterranean?" Conference Report MEDRESET Public Conference Agenda Photo album of the Conference

November 2016

Re-imagining Mediterranean Geopolitics: The Role of Eight Key Powers

By | November 9th, 2016|Categories: Highlights, Methodology and concept papers, Publications|

This paper aims to provide MEDRESET Work Package 2 (WP2) partners with the conceptual and methodological guidelines that we will pursue in our research. The primary theoretical approach to be used in our research is constructivism and discourse analysis, as elaborated in the WP1 concept paper. The purpose of WP2 is to observe the changing role [...]