New Politics and Governance in the Middle East – Building for the Long Term

The Toledo International Center for Peace (CITpax), the Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB) and the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) - with the support of the Barcelona City Council - organised, on July 2-3 2015 a closed-door roundtable on "New Politics & Governance in the Middle East – Building for the Long Term”.This initiative builds on a first discussion held in May, 2014 in Madrid, hosted by CITpax that gathered young political actors from the Middle East and Europe regarding new roads for politics in the region.  The purpose of the second meeting was to dis Read more...

Towards a Greater Understanding of Violent Extremism and Radicalisation

The Toledo International Centre for Peace (CITpax), in cooperation with Casa Arabe and with the support of the office of the Secretary General for Defense Policy, organised on June 30 2015 a roundtable under the title “Towards a Greater Understanding of Violent Extremism and Radicalisation”.The event, held at Casa Arabe, involved the participation as guest speakers of Dr. Scott Atran, Director of Research in Anthropology, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique de Paris and Jean Pierre Katrib, Strategic Relations Director at Quantum Communications; and the comments by Martin Griffiths, Ex Read more...

Turkey: Elections and Beyond

Turkey completed in June 7 an intensive and decisive electoral cycle that started with the municipal elections in March 2014, went through the Presidential ones in August 2014 and ends with the election of the new Parliament. This period has coincided, firstly, with a deterioration of the regional situation in the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, the rise of the self-appointed Islam State) and, secondly, with a European Union that it is still struggling to overcome its multi-faceted crisis.On June 12 2015, CITPAX, CIDOB and the Friends of Turkey in the European Parliament - with the support of the Ba Read more...

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