Dr Amany Salaheldin Soliman is a Lecturer in Modern History and International Relations at the Mediterranean Studies Institute of the Faculty of Arts at Alexandria University, Egypt. She received her PhD on the Political and Social History of the Mediterranean in 2010, with a thesis investigating nationalist movements in Spain. Dr Soliman’s research interests include nationalism, ethnic and regional disputes; democratisation; the Great War and its impact on the Middle East; EuroMed relations; and the history of modern Egyptian nationalism and feminism.Dr Gülçin Balamir Coşkun works as an Assistant Professor at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Turkey. She holds an MSc degree from Université Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne, France, and a PhD degree from Istanbul University, Turkey. Her research areas are democratic theory, political violence, and the democratisation of the Turkish political system.