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The article aims to provide an analysis of the current state of the European Union’s relations with the Mediterranean from a political economy perspective, and elaborates on the implications of the “Arab Spring” for the future of the European Union. After a brief history of the failure of the Barcelona Process, the first section discusses the main reasons why the political transformation in the southern Mediterranean presents a historical opportunity for the European Union to secure a stable future. The second section outlines the most immediate remedies for the recovery of Euro-Mediterranean relations.

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This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Fall 2019 issue, published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, titled Populism and the Age of Upheaval, examines the rise of populism and its impact on the international order – from governance issues to the environment to gender ideology. Since 2016, the world has been monitoring and trying to forecast the turnout of a series of events that started with...