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Europe in the New Middle East: Opportunity or Exclusion

Richard Youngs


This book examines the EU’s response to the Arab spring, from late 2010 to the beginning of 2014. It investigates how far the EU changed its policies towards the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the aftermath of the Arab spring, and what impact European policies had in either helping or hindering democratization reforms during this period. It also explores what impact the Arab spring had on European security and economic interests. Analytically, the book unpacks the factors that best explain EU policy choices in the Middle East since 2010. It highlights how the responses to the Ar ... More

Keywords: Middle East, EU, Arab spring, EU foreign policy, democratization, security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199647040
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647040.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Youngs, author
Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Professor of International Relations, University of Warwick