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Morocco: An African Partner to Help Build a Greener Europe?

Morocco: An African Partner to Help Build a Greener Europe?

Despite the enormous economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the green transition continues to rank among the...Read more

Steps Towards Economic Recovery in a Fragile Iraq?

Steps Towards Economic Recovery in a Fragile Iraq?

After two decades of war, Iraq continues to grapple with economic, political, security and environmental problems. The last legislative elections were held in...Read more

World Government Summit, Dubai: Building More Resilient Societies through Embracing Innovation

World Government Summit, Dubai: Building More Resilient Societies through Embracing Innovation

In recent years, the world has witnessed a number of critical developments, particularly in the field of technology, the consequences of which are felt in the...Read more

World Government Summit, Dubai: Women in Leadership Roles for More Resilient Societies

World Government Summit, Dubai: Women in Leadership Roles for More Resilient Societies

The under-representation of women in management and leadership positions represents one of the main issues that hampers gender equality worldwide and a main...Read more

A Three-Way Summit: Israel, Egypt and UAE Leaders Meet   in Sharm el-Sheikh

A Three-Way Summit: Israel, Egypt and UAE Leaders Meet in Sharm el-Sheikh

Over the past few years, Israel's diplomatic relations with Arab countries have steadily improved. While historically Egypt and Jordan were the only countries...Read more

Germany and UAE Sign New Energy Cooperation Agreements

Germany and UAE Sign New Energy Cooperation Agreements

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the European Union, which has consistently opposed and condemned the aggression, has also sought to alleviate its...Read more

Latest Publications

REROUTING EU-GULF TIES VIA PLURILATERAL COLLABORATION WITH ASIA

REROUTING EU-GULF TIES VIA PLURILATERAL COLLABORATION WITH ASIA

As the European Union (EU) and the Gulf countries explore innovative ideas to revitalise their partnership, these blocs and their members could benefit by...Read more

REPORT: ACCELERATING THE TRANSFORMATION - TECHNOLOGY, COVID AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

REPORT: ACCELERATING THE TRANSFORMATION - TECHNOLOGY, COVID AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

Over recent years, countries in Europe and the Gulf have been grappling with restructuring their economies to provide appropriate employment opportunities for...Read more

REPORT: IRAN’S REGIONAL INFLUENCE AND ILLICIT ARMS

REPORT: IRAN’S REGIONAL INFLUENCE AND ILLICIT ARMS

On 8 April 2021, the Bussola Institute, in partnership with the Atlantic Council, hosted a webinar addressing Iran’s regional policies in relation to small...Read more

REPORT: EU-GCC COOPERATION ON THE ENERGY TRANSITION

REPORT: EU-GCC COOPERATION ON THE ENERGY TRANSITION

On 31 March 2021, the Bussola Institute hosted a webinar addressing the current debate around climate change, the drive towards a zero-carbon economy, and the...Read more

REPORT: THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS: A WAY FORWARD FOR PEACE AND WELLBEING?

REPORT: THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS: A WAY FORWARD FOR PEACE AND WELLBEING?

On 16 March 2021, the Bussola Institute hosted a webinar addressing the potential of the Abraham Accords as a framework for the development of a more...Read more

COVID-19, OIL PRICE CONTRACTION AND ENERGY TRANSITION: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GCC STATES AND EUROPE

COVID-19, OIL PRICE CONTRACTION AND ENERGY TRANSITION: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GCC STATES AND EUROPE

This paper explores how the contraction of traditional energy revenues, combined with the effects of combating the variety of challenges posed by COVID-19, are...Read more

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