The German Institute for International and Security Affairs of the Stiftung:
The main issues affecting all three regions include political system change, conflict management, the creation of regional structures, and external relations. German and European policies vis-á-vis these regions constitute another area of interest. Islam and development policies have to be considered issues of particular concern to German and European policy-makers interested in African and Middle Eastern matters. One subject of major interest has been the Elite Change in the Arab World.
Especially the SWP Research Paper and Dossiers concerning current issues are worthwhile looking at
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