The “democratization of corruption” is putting Tunisia’s transition at risk, affecting every level of the country’s economic, political, and security systems.
If NATO is to remain effective, the security needs of its Southern neighborhood must be countered by a more sustainable and ambitious strategy.
Europeans have the power and the means to influence events in the Middle East peace process. They must take the initiative and act now.
For its democratic transition to survive, Tunisia must simultaneously address the kleptocracy of the previous regime and the emergence of widespread petty corruption.
European governments should engage to tackle the migration crisis at its source, otherwise Europe’s already tenuous tolerance of immigrants will only decrease.
The European Union’s policy in the Mediterranean will have to evolve substantially if the union wants to have influence in this crucial region.
By forging closer relations with Tehran, Europe could unshackle its foreign policy from the United States.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has proved he is willing to compromise, but Europeans need to use all their diplomatic resources to make sure the nuclear deal is not abandoned.
With the U.S. administration reviewing whether it should pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, Tehran may find renewed interest in a strategic relationship with Brussels.
Members of Carnegie’s Civic Research Network participated in a Reddit AUA on the important changes under way in civil society across the globe.