Middle East & North Africa

Recent publications

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Will Ships be Sent?

Germany’s Options for Naval Intervention in the Strait of Hormuz

Iran is endangering the right to free navigation in the Strait of Hormuz. Together with EU partners, Germany should develop a naval mission and, if necessary, lead it. Europe has sufficient military capabilities for an observer or protective mission. Either way, its mission should be closely coordinated with the maritime operation planned by the US, but distinct enough from it to avoid being drawn into a war.


Past events

Sep 12 - 15, 2019

Socio-Economic Challenges and the Impact of Regional Dynamics on Jordan (Workshop I)

Employment, Social Cohesion, and International Cooperation – Perspectives from the Region and Europe

Intensifying crises and instability in Jordan’s immediate neighborhood pose a significant challenge to the Hashemite Kingdom. Amman not only faces a difficult security environment, but also needs to balance its relations with its neighbors and Western partners who frequently pursue conflicting interests.