The Middle East and North Africa Programme, headed by Dr Claire Spencer, undertakes high profile research and projects on political, economic and security issues affecting the Middle East and North Africa.
In the new issue of The World Today, Michael Williams considers what the Balkanization of Syria would mean, and Jane Kinninmont argues that Syria’s civil war is exacerbating tensions between Iraqi factions. Read.
Syria and the Costs of Diplomacy
Michael Williams argues that Iran must be part of any diplomatic solution to the Syria crisis, and Claire Spencer says contradictory international objectives have thwarted diplomatic efforts to date.
To complement our research, the MENA programme runs a variety of events which seek to inform and broaden current debates about the region and about UK and international policy.
We also produce a range of publicly available reports, books and papers.
A number of our publications are available in Arabic.
The MENA Programme welcomes support and input from organizations and individuals who recognize the importance of independent policy-orientated research. We fundraise for 100 per cent of our activities and costs, including salaries. More.