The AuthorMariaeugenia BenatoMariaeugenia Benato is an external contributor at Vocal Europe. She is passionate about international security and she obtained a Master degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs from the University of Bologna, spending one year at the University of Essex (UK). The European Union has often played a primary role in founding the modern Middle East and, over time, it has emphasized the growing importance of this region in tackling international issues such as security, terrorism, migration and energy supply. Some analysts assert that the U.S. and Europe share many common vital interests in the Middle East, leading Brussels to be so dependent on Washington that it is no longer able to develop an own regional policy without the support of the U.S.As a consequence, it could appear that the Europeans have lost their political influence either in rescuing the nuclear deal or in stabilizing the region alone;also alarming their regional partners. Click Here to Read the Entire Policy Brief Dalay, G. (2019) Europe must develop a Middle East policy independent of the US. Middle East Eye. January. https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/europe-must-develop-middle-east-policy-independent-us http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2019/635562/EPRS_BRI(2019)635562_EN.pdf  See Dalay  Dempsey, J. (2019) Europe’s Absence in the Middle East. Carnegie Europe. January. https://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/79382 print Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.