Technical report

Israel and Palestine and State (Un)Sustainability

This report explores the concept of state (un)sustainability in Israel and Palestine. The starting point sees conflict resolution as an independent variable for any change and progress in the area, in terms of a political, just and credible agreement between the two parties, which will then play a decisive role in the development of the Mediterranean region. These developments and prospects for a solution are then evaluated on the basis of state (un)sustainability, a broad notion that refers to the possibilities for long-term development at the political, social and economic levels.

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MEDPRO TR No 5 WP2 Napolitano.pdf373.32 KB40324 hours 16 min ago
Date of publication: 
Mon, 06/06/2011
Author(s): 
Paolo Napolitano
Institutions: IAI

Egypt: Changes and Challenges of Political Transition

Hosni Mubarak’s regime and its power system enjoyed remarkable stability for over 30 years. On 11 February 2011, however, after 18 days of mass protests, the Egyptian president was forced to step down, revealing the unsustainability of the political and economic system that had ensured his continuity for so long. While the revolution of January 25th led to a major success – the fall of Mubarak – Egypt’s political future is still opaque and exposed to a number of risks.

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MEDPRO TR No 4 WP2 Paciello on Egypt.pdf481.2 KB21503 days 18 hours ago
Date of publication: 
Mon, 23/05/2011
Author(s): 
Maria Cristina Paciello
Institutions: IAI

Tunisia: Changes and Challenges of Political Transition

For 23 years, a combination of harsh repression and impressive socio-economic development in Tunisia ensured a certain level of stability of Ben Ali’s regime. However, on 14 January 2011, after several weeks of anti-government protests, the President fled the country, revealing the fallacy of the ‘Tunisian model’. While the departure of Ben Ali is an important step towards Tunisia’s political change, the fate of its democratic transition remains uncertain.

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MEDPRO TR No 3 WP2 Paciello on Tunisia.pdf399.57 KB75944 days 3 hours ago
Date of publication: 
Mon, 23/05/2011
Author(s): 
Maria Cristina Paciello
Institutions: IAI

Morocco at the Crossroads: Seizing the Window of Opportunity for Sustainable Development

The question of state sustainability is highly relevant in the case of Morocco.

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MEDPRO TP No 2 WP2 Colombo.pdf274.48 KB351017 hours 50 min ago
Date of publication: 
Thu, 14/04/2011
Author(s): 
Silvia Colombo
Institutions: IAI

The Southern Mediterranean: Between Changes and Challenges to its Sustainability

In this first Technical Paper, Silvia Colombo,  Istituto Affari Internazionali, IAI draws a critical distinction between short-term stability and long-term sustainability in the Mediterranean.

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MEDPRO TP No 1 WP2 Colombo.pdf362.63 KB41981 day 4 hours ago
Date of publication: 
Wed, 17/11/2010
Author(s): 
Silvia Colombo
Institutions: IAI, CEPS