While conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are still ongoing, stabilisation and reconstruction remain top priorities on the international and regional agenda. Years of war have created new political and economic dynamics in Syria, Libya and Iraq, which make traditional approaches to these challenges difficult and problematic. How will the new realities on the ground influence the EU and international community’s willingness and capacity to respond?
Professor Luigi Narbone, Director of the Middle East Directions Programme (EUI), and Professor Steven Heydemann of Smith College will debate these issues with a panel of experts.
This event was organised by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) and it draws insights from the eBook Fractured stability: war economies and reconstruction in the MENA, which explores alternative approaches to reconstruction given the shortcomings of contemporary approaches to post-conflict reconstruction, and offers useful insights and recommendations to policy-makers.
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