Walking a Thin Line: The Role of Think Tanks in Arab Transitions and Foreign Support

Author
Pol Morillas
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
IEMed/EuroMeSCo
Abstract
This policy brief reflects upon the results of the workshop “Rethinking the Role of Think Tanks and Research Institutes and EU Policies towards the Mediterranean”, held in Madrid on 14th December 2012 and organised in collaboration with Real Instituto Elcano and FRIDE. It argues that Arab think tanks can shape political transformations in the region by informing, convening and advocating democratic reform. It also presents a set of recommendations for external powers such as the European Union in support of Arab think tanks.
Topic
Civil Society, Democratization, Education, Political Theory
Political Geography
Europe, Middle East, Arab Countries