Themes

North Africa & the Middle East


Following the dramatic events that unleashed the Arab Spring, social and political change is sweeping the region from the Western Mediterranean to the Middle East and the Gulf. The initial momentum has given way to a broad range of actions, from peaceful revolution to armed conflict, from gradual reform to fundamental change, from free elections to massive violence against protesters in the streets. The EPC is closely following developments in the region and discussing the challenges and strategies for transformation in the Arab world.