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Lifting the veil on European international investment policy: the case of the TTIP
Economics

Lifting the veil on European international investment policy: the case of the TTIP

The European international investment policy is part of the exclusive EU competence and, as such, has been depicted as an area of expert, secretive negotiation understandable through careful analysis of the rules of procedure. This brilliant essay aims at proving that the process of aggregation of interests shaping EU stance is highly problematic, using the example of the TTIP. Continue reading

Islam’s Appeal for Mobilization during the Interwar Period
History

Islam’s Appeal for Mobilization during the Interwar Period

After World War I, new forms of Islamic consciousness began to emerge in what would become one of the most impressive manifestations of Muslim unity to date. In a large range of Muslim countries, including Morocco, Egypt, Iraq and Algeria, activists began mobilize in response to external political threats, simultaneously functionalizing and politicizing Islam to lend support for the cause. Continue reading

The Arab Spring: a new era in the Middle East ?
International Relations

The Arab Spring: a new era in the Middle East ?

To what extent have the Arab uprisings of 2011 altered the status quo in the Middle East? This essay will argue, in relation to the cases of Egypt and Syria, that the Arab uprisings have significantly altered the autocratic status quo at the national level, affecting the regional balance of power and triggering the emergence of a new security order. Continue reading