New publication on the EU’s reaction to the Tunisian ‘Arabellion’

Our Research Group member Prof. Dr. Bernhard Stahl has recently issued a new publication (in German) on the EU’s reaction to the Tunisian ‘Arabellion': Stahl, Bernhard, “Die Reaktion der EU auf die Arabellion – das Beispiel Tunesien”, in: Der Beitrag der Europäischen Union zur Stabilisierung des Nahen Ostens und Nordafrikas. Tagungsband zur Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises […]


Review of our book “Tunisia’s International Relations since the ‘Arab Spring'”

We are happy that our book “Tunisia International Relations since the ‘Arab Spring’. Transition Inside and Out”, published this year with Routledge, has been reviewed! Bosco Govantes from the University Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain, published his review in the Revista de Estudios Internationals Mediterráneos in June 2018. Please read the Spanish version here.


The German Chancellor's weekly video podcast on Tunisia

German Chancellor’s video podcast on Tunisia

This week, our project team “Tunisia in Transition – International Relations” was contacted from Berlin and asked whether it would be available for conceiving four questions on Tunisia for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s weekly video podcast. We are happy and honoured to share the final result with you (unfortunately only available in German): https://bpa.fms-dnl.eviscomedia.com/mpeg4/2017/Die_Kanzlerin_direkt_05_17.mp4


New publication on French-Tunisian relations

Our project members Laura-Theresa Krüger and Bernhard Stahl have just published a theory-driven analysis of French-Tunisian relations before and since 2011 in the journal Mediterranean Politics: Laura-Theresa Krüger & Bernhard Stahl (2016): The French foreign policy U-turn in the Arab Spring – the case of Tunisia, Mediterranean Politics. For a free access copy, please use […]


The research group 'Tunisia in Transition – International Relations'

Final Project Meeting in Tunis

After we handed in our book manuscript in late June, our research group ‘Tunisia in Transition – International Relations’ met for a last project meeting in Tunis from 23 to 25 September 2016. The programme comprised a visit to and discussion at the Truth and Dignity Commission as well as a roundtable on Europe’s way […]


Coordination team meets to finalise book manuscript

Last week, the coordination team of “Tunisia in Transition – International Relations” met in Passau in order to discuss last issues regarding the joint book publication. We further drafted the introduction and rearranged parts of the overall book structure that we also discussed with Prof. Stahl. After this intense and fruitful meeting, we are confident […]

Finalising the book part titles

The roundtable discussion with Salma Besbes and Samir Dilou

Joint Closing Session of the two Research Clusters

Past Saturday, the Research Group “International Relations” held a last day of intense in-group discussion on the joint publication at La Manouba University. On Sunday, the two Research Clusters “International Relations” and “Media and Islam” then held a joint closing ceremony in Tunis: In the morning, they engaged in a group discussion on migration and […]


German-Tunisian authors’ workshop in Passau

From October 14th to 19th, the research cluster “Tunisia in Transition – International Relations” held its third workshop in Passau. To this end, the German and Tunisian research fellows gathered to engage in in-depth discussions of the different chapter drafts for the joint publication. The drafts covering diverse aspects of Tunisia’s international relations and it’s […]

The Tunisia in Transition – International Relations Research Group

New publication on German-Tunisian Relations

Recently, Dr. Edmund Ratka and Prof. Bernhard Stahl have contributed a chapter on German-Tunisian relations in a German book on special relations: Ratka, Edmund / Stahl, Bernhard (2015): “Deutschland und Tunesien – eine Kantianische Freundschaft im Werden?”, in: Sebastian Harnisch / Klaus Brummer / Kai Oppermann (Hrsg.), „Sonderbeziehungen als Nexus zwischen Außenpolitik und internationalen Beziehungen“ […]