Building Trust: the Challenge of Peace and Stability in the Mediterranean
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Editor's note: In this report, GMF's Ian Lesser authors a section titled, "The Trump Administration and the MENA Region. What Strategy? What Next," in relation to the fourth edition of the Mediterranean Dialogues held in Rome, Italy.
Four years after its launch, Rome MED – Mediterranean Dialogues has established itself as an annual conference and global hub for high-level dialogue aimed at enhancing debate among policymakers and experts around current trends and challenges stemming from the Mediterranean region. The goal is to lay the groundwork for mutual understanding and trust building among regional actors, as a prerequisite for drafting a positive agenda. The third edition of this report offers a vast array of insights, data and analyses on political, socioeconomic and security dynamics unfolding throughout the region. In particular, the first section of the report focuses on positive trends and achievements brought forward by regional actors. It also provides policy recommendations to strengthen these positive dynamics, with a view to further improving the socioeconomic, political and security contexts in the Mediterranean basin. The second section turns the spotlight on the main security, political, economic and cultural challenges the region is currently facing.
The report collects insights, analyses and policy recommendations from different perspectives and countries, also thanks to the collaboration of MED research partners and international experts.