Bound to Cooperate: Europe and the Middle East
Bound to Cooperate: Europe and the Middle East

Bound to Cooperate: Europe and the Middle East

by Christian-Peter Hanelt (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9783892048992
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 03/04/2009
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Christian-Peter Hanelt is director of Project Europe and the Middle East at Bertelsmann Stiftung, Gütersloh, Germany. Almut Möller is head of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations.


Table of Contents

Introduction Christian-Peter Hanelt Almut M¨ller 10

I The European Union as a Player in the Middle East and North Africa Region

The European Union and the Middle East: Coping with Challenges, Seizing Opportunities Almut M¨ller 17

How Will the Treaty of Lisbon Impact the European Union's Foreign, Security and Defense Policy? Thomas Bauer 32

Conceptualizing the Middle East as a Region of Strategic Interest: A Critical Assessment of the Barcelona Process and the European Neighbourhood Policy Geoffrey Edwards 50

The Eastern and Southern Dimensions of the European Neighbourhood Policy: Are They Reconcilable? Iris Kempe 74

The Mediterranean Union as a Project of Differentiated Integration Stephen C. Calleya 92

EU-GCC Economic Relations in the Global Context Giacomo Luciani 114

The United States, Europe and the Middle East: Shifting Challenges and Priorities Michele Dunne 131

II The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Israel-Arab Peace: Israel and the Regional Approach Yossi Alpher 149

The Arab Peace Initiative as a Vision for Peace with the State of Israel: Steps toward Realization Ghassan Khatib 165

Syria's Role in the Middle East: Spoiler or Stabilizer? Murhaf Jouejati 184

Iran as a Regional Player in the Arab-Israeli Conflict Reza Molavi Angelo Salting Goode 199

After Annapolis: What Is Europe's Role in Facilitating the Implementation of a Two-State Solution? Christian-Peter Hanelt 210

III The State of Transformation Processes in the Middle East

Transformation toward Democracy and a Social Market Economy? Political and Economic Dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa in Recent Years Tobias Schumacher 231

The Role of Women in Transforming Middle Eastern and North African Societies Julia Schmitt-Thiel 250

The Crisis in Lebanon: Some Thoughts on How to Overcome It Ziad Majed 273

Scenarios for the Future of Iraq and the Role of Europe: How Will Europe Engage? Daniel Serwer Megan Chabalowski 285

Democracy Revisited: An Arab's Perspective Walid Kazziha 302

The Role of Media in the Arab World's Transformation Process Kai Hafez 321

The Rise of Political Islam and the Implications for European Foreign Policy Ivesa L¨bben 340

About the Authors 368

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