Ranier’s work over the past years has concentrated on policy. Between 2006 and 2012, he served as a member of the European Commission’s Member States Expert Group on Maritime Policy, and, from 2009 to 2012, as member of the Working Group for an Integrated Maritime Policy in the Mediterranean. He has recently returned to full-time academic work after a three-year spell as a director at the European Commission-League of Arab States Liaison Office, where he is still an advisor. His current research projects include: identity and memory in the western Libyan interior, especially in the wake of the revolution of 2011; Malta’s Libya policy since 1964; and the prospects and institutional implications of scenario analysis in Euro-Arab relations.
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