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The Routledge Handbook of EU–Middle East Relations, edited by Dimitris Bouris (UvA), Daniela Huber (Istituto Affari Internazionali, IAI) and Michelle Pace (Roskilde University), will be published on 31 December 2021.

Endorsing the breadth and depth of the themes covered in this Handbook, Federica Mogherini, Rector of the College of Europe and former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy remarks: "A lot has been written on the European Union and the Middle East, but nothing as complete and original as this handbook. It covers everything that is relevant to know, analyse, discuss: from history to the most recent policy developments, utilising extremely innovative angles, and connecting the many different dots that are needed to draw the most complete picture of such a complex relation, between such complex regions.

Original viewpoints, diversity of perspectives, a very sound academic approach matched with a unique attention to practice and policymaking, make this handbook an indispensable reference for all those who study the Middle East and the EU, work on it, or are simply interested in deepening their understanding of such a fascinating topic. You will love reading it, even when you will not agree with some of its analysis. You will use it again and again. And you will always find something new, unexpected and precious in it." The cover image is a painting by Syrian artist Mazen AlFeel who comments: “Within each painting, there are colors of values, a collage of discourses, and anarchy, yet, there is one color that creates harmony. This color is a relationship”.

ACES has supported Dimitris Bouris in the preparation of this Handbook for the last 3 years.  

Dr. D. (Dimitris) Bouris

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance