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Exploring Tunisia’s Future in a Changing Geopolitical Context

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  • Mon 17 Dec 2018 09.15 - 13.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-12-17 9:15 2018-12-17 13:00 Europe/Paris Exploring Tunisia’s Future in a Changing Geopolitical Context

Since 2011, it has become increasingly apparent that to achieve long-term stabilisation and
democratic consolidation, Tunisia needs to rethink its geostrategic positioning and to explore new
opportunities with international partners. It is all the more important that political elites find answers
to different situations and constraints. These include: the negotiation of a future strategic partnership
with the EU; pressure from the private sector and economic elites who are attempting to explore potentially promising markets in sub-Saharan Africa; the exacerbation of regional conflicts and rivalries in North
Africa; and challenges relating to Libya’s stabilisation and reconstruction.

However, despite the success to preserve the precarious democratic experiment, Tunisia seems to be
ill-equipped to deal with these diverse situations. Focusing on Tunisia and broadly on the Maghreb,
this workshop’s aim is two-fold: to explore the risks and opportunities associated with these
developments; and to understand the impact of the rapidly changing geo-economic and geopolitical
situation on the future of this region, and the consolidation of Tunisia’s nascent democracy.

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  No Room

Since 2011, it has become increasingly apparent that to achieve long-term stabilisation and
democratic consolidation, Tunisia needs to rethink its geostrategic positioning and to explore new
opportunities with international partners. It is all the more important that political elites find answers
to different situations and constraints. These include: the negotiation of a future strategic partnership
with the EU; pressure from the private sector and economic elites who are attempting to explore potentially promising markets in sub-Saharan Africa; the exacerbation of regional conflicts and rivalries in North
Africa; and challenges relating to Libya’s stabilisation and reconstruction.

However, despite the success to preserve the precarious democratic experiment, Tunisia seems to be
ill-equipped to deal with these diverse situations. Focusing on Tunisia and broadly on the Maghreb,
this workshop’s aim is two-fold: to explore the risks and opportunities associated with these
developments; and to understand the impact of the rapidly changing geo-economic and geopolitical
situation on the future of this region, and the consolidation of Tunisia’s nascent democracy.


Location:
No Room

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Workshop

Contact:
Sarah Katherine St John - Send a mail

Organiser:
Hamza Meddeb (EUI - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies)

Attachment:
Programme

Links:
The Middle East Directions Programme
 
 

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