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Munich, 17 July 2017
MEIA Research organized in cooperation with the Academy for Civic Education and Research Tutzing, the Center for Applied Policy Research, and the Young Forum of the Foreign Policy Association a panel discussion on the topic "Qatar: Strategic Partner or Destabilizing Force?" The event took place at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich. Panel guests were Michael Bauer (MEIA Research), Dr. Gudrun Harrer (Der Standard, Vienna), Colonel (GS) Jörg Kunze (George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies), and Dr. David Roberts (King's College London).
Brussels, 29 May 2017
The Heinrich Boell Foundation's Brussels office has published an analysis by Ludwig Schulz on the current state of Turkey-EU relations, titled "Just a Second Theatre of Conflict? – Countering the Narrative of ‘Turkish democracy’."
Additionally, he was invited to a meeting at the office's venue for further debate.
A shorter, slightly changed version has been published by Euractive.com.
Fürstenfeldbruck, 24 May 2017
Dr. René Rieger gave a talk on the the civil wars in Syria and Iraq at the German Air Force Academy in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany.
Claremont, CA, 27 Apr. 2017
Dr. Anja Opitz is scheduled to hold a talk on the topic "A Toothless Tiger Growing Up: EU's Security and Defense Revised" at Pomona College in Claremont, California.
Diepholz, 26/27 Apr. 2017
Dr. René Rieger taught a two-day seminar on the topic "Fragile Statehood at Europe's Borders: Dealing with Regional Key Players in the MENA Region" at the German Air Force post in Diepholz, Germany.
Munich, 13 Apr. 2017
Tutzing, 2 Apr. 2017
Dr. René Rieger gave a talk on systemic transformation in the Arab World since 2011 at a seminar organized by the Academy for Civic Education and Research in Tutzing, Germany.
Tutzing, 25 Mar. 2017
Ludwig Schulz lectured on the topic "Frm. Accession Candidate? Turkey and the EU Integration" at the conference "The Turkey case of Dispute - Domestic, European and Security Politics" at the Academy for Civic Education and Research in Tutzing, Germany.
Tutzing, 23 Mar. 2017
Dr. René Rieger gave a talk on the historical making of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the Academy for Civic Education and Research in Tutzing, Germany.
Munich, 12 Mar. 2017
Ludwig Schulz gave several interviews for news outlets such as German RTL, Bayerischer Rundfunk, and the Danish Kristligt Dagblad on recent diplomatic rows between Turkey and European countries on the Turkish government's attempts to hold rallies in the run-up to the referendum on the introduction of a presidential system.
Barcelona, 28 Feb. 2017
Dr. René Rieger wrote a policy paper for the European-Mediterranean Study Commission (EuroMeSCo) on the limitations of and preconditions for effective multilateralism in attempting to bring an end to the Syrian civil war.
Berlin, 20 Feb. 2017
MEIA Research organized in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) a panel discussion on the
topic "Human Rights in Iran: Subordinated to a Successful Realpolitik?" The event took place at the DGAP headquarters in Berlin. Panel guests were Dr. Anicée van Engeland, LL.M. (Cranfield
University), Dr. René Wildangel (Amnesty International), and Dr. Ali Fathollah-Nejad (DGAP).
Dr. René Rieger moderated the event.
Munich, 19 Feb. 2017
MEIA Research organized in cooperation with the Austrian Society for Policy Analysis (OGP) and the Working Group on Foreign and Security Policy of the CSU in Bavaria (ASP) a panel discussion on the topic "Turkey in 2017: Friend or Foe of the West?" The event took place at the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich. Panel guests were Brigadier General (ret.) Dr. Erich Vad (former military advisor to Chancellor Angela Merkel), Dr. Magdalena Kirchner (RAND Corporation), Mehmet Murat Yetkin (Hürriyet Daily News), and Efgani Dönmez (former member of the Austrian Federal Council). Ludwig Schulz moderated the event.
London, 9 Feb. 2017
Dr. René Rieger and Sebastian Sons contribute a chapter on Saudi Arabia's regional policy since 2011 to the newly published edited volume "Reassessing Order and Disorder in the Middle East. Regional Imbalance or Disintegration", edited by Robert Mason.
Hofstetten, 19 Jan. 2017
Dr. René Rieger gave a talk on the 2016 U.S. presidential and congressional elections and their expected effects on Germany's foreign and security policy at a meeting of the Landsberg/Lech regional organization of the CSU Working Group on Foreign and Security Policy.