Volker Perthes

America's 'Greater Middle East' and Europe

Key Issues for the Transatlantic Dialogue

SWP Comment 2004/C 03, February 2004, 8 Pages

Within the next few years, if not over the next few decades, the Middle East will become the focus of international geopolitics and thereby largely determine relations between Europe and America. The US administration has embraced the cause of bringing a 'new order' to the region and has underscored this by announcing a 'Greater Middle East Initiative' (GMEI), for which it will seek transatlantic approval at the forthcoming June 2004 NATO and G8 summits.

SWP Research Paper

Felix Heiduk, Gudrun Wacker
From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific

Significance, Implementation and Challenges


Oliver Geden, Felix Schenuit
Unconventional Mitigation

Carbon Dioxide Removal as a New Approach in EU Climate Policy