The Arab Spring in 2012
This policy brief focuses on the Arab Spring in 2012 and the difference in its character and impact. In addition to the political and socio-economic challenges for the transformation countries, it presents wider geopolitical implications for the Middle East. Power-constellations and regional conflicts are evolving as Turkey gains reputation, Iran loses influence and Israel becomes more isolated. To support the transformation countries, the EU must translate the 2011-redraft of its European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) into political practice. Moreover, it must revisit its policy vis-à-vis the Middle East as a whole and adjust it to these new geopolitical realities.
© 2012 Center for Applied Policy Research (C·A·P)
Michael Bauer, Thomas Schiller
Michael Bauer, Florian Baumann, Sebastian Schäffer, Doulas Voigt