The Future of Policy In the Mediterranean Basin

Unrest in North Africa and the Middle East gives the European Union a unique opportunity to align itself with democratic forces in the Arab world and make amends for the weaknesses of its past policies. The question is whether the EU is willing to develop a new regional policy that includes increased economic assistance and a deepening of the political engagement. Such a plan represents Europe’s best chance of taking its belief in the ideals of democracy and human rights and accentuating them with pragmatism.


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