IRSEA's FOCUS Middle East & North Africa Programme undertakes research, organises and participates in events and roundtable discussions centered on key political, economic and social developments related to the region, while paying a particular attention to the role of the Middle East in the Europe-Asia interplay.

 

As a convenor and contributor with a constructive capital and accomodating view, IRSEA brings together policy makers, professionals, academics, junior scholars and private entities to generate a forward-thinking dialogue, based on mutual respect and reciprocity.

FOCUS MENA Programme attaches a great importance on creating informed, pertinent and thought-provoking analyses addressing a volatile region facing both challenges and opportunities for the Europe-Asia political, economic and social linkages.

 

If you or your institution would like to contribute to our FOCUS MENA Programme, please send us an e-mail to programs@irsea.ro

 

Details of our previous FOCUS MENA activities can be accessed by clicking on the relevant links in the menu below.

 

From Blind Reliance to Contractual Convenience: The Recent Pakistani-Saudi Rift

From Blind Reliance to Contractual Convenience: The Recent Pakistani-Saudi Rift

Eastern Mediterranean Tensions Build-up:  A Brief Synopsis of the Greek-Turkish Dispute

Eastern Mediterranean Tensions Build-up: A Brief Synopsis of the Greek-Turkish Dispute

Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics: China’s New Approach to the Middle East

Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics: China’s New Approach to the Middle East

The Beirut Explosion:  How a Tragedy for the Lebanese People Could Turn into a Mediterranean Crisis

The Beirut Explosion: How a Tragedy for the Lebanese People Could Turn into a Mediterranean Crisis

China:  Fighting Covid-19, Creating a “Community of Shared Destiny” in MENA?

China: Fighting Covid-19, Creating a “Community of Shared Destiny” in MENA?

China and Iran’s Strategic Partnership: A Zero Sum Game?

China and Iran’s Strategic Partnership: A Zero Sum Game?

Iran’s Interests in China’s One Belt One Road Project

Iran’s Interests in China’s One Belt One Road Project

United Arab Emirates Keen to Expand Arab-Chinese Cooperation

United Arab Emirates Keen to Expand Arab-Chinese Cooperation

The Spring of Our Discontent: The Roots, Stakes and Aftermath of the Syrian Civil War

The Spring of Our Discontent: The Roots, Stakes and Aftermath of the Syrian Civil War

The Unseen Costs of Migration:  Splitting the Bill, Sharing the Responsibility

The Unseen Costs of Migration: Splitting the Bill, Sharing the Responsibility