Thanks to all of you who attended the first of this year’s Security and International Relations Programme Seminars last Thursday (4th October).
Professor Rosemary Hollis gave a seminar titled, “Useful or Useless?: The EU Role in the Arab Revolts”.
This was a fascinating, and very timely analysis, of the impact of the EU’s policies towards the Middle East and North Africa prior to the eruption of the “Arab Spring”. Professor Hollis advanced a very critical assessment – particularly of the UK’s role – and argued that the EU exacerbated the tensions and frustration amongst the general public which exploded in late 2010.
A video of her talk is available here….
All the best,