The participants were invited to write policy papers tackling current security issues in their region. The issues addressed in these papers range from regional cooperation on agricultural water management, tackling the proliferation of illicit small arms transfers, maritime security in the Gulf, the chances for short term ceasefires in current conflicts, improving access to humanitarian aid in Syria, to gender representation in security services in Turkey and Israel.
All of the policy papers are looking for or arguing for regional cooperation as a means to achieve progress towards more security in the region. The papers are meant as a contribution to the often stalemated discussions about security cooperation in the Middle East. They address policy makers, think tankers as well as civil society in Europe and the Middle East.
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Department for Middle East and North Africa
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has a network of eleven country offices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and implements projects in a total of 14 countries. Some offices, such as Egypt or Sudan, look back at a history of more than 40 years of cooperation.