The book you are holding in your hands is a compilation of research articles presented at the conference. The quality of contributions has been tested in several stages. Primarily, all proposals for conference papers were first considered by selection board. The ones fulfilling the highest criteria have been approved for publication and later pee-reviewed. We believe this book proves to be a hlepful source of information and references to scholars and students, but also to policy-makers and to all people who take interest in international affairs in the Euro-Mediterranean region.