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.
Flyer about the MENA Programme (pdf)
A Good Deal for the Middle East
The agreement on Iran's nuclear programme should give confidence that negotiated solutions can be reached to the region's most intractable problems, writes Sir Richard Dalton for the Telegraph. Read.
Saudi Arabia's Snub
Saudi Arabia's shock decision to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council has sent their allies a strong and public message about their feeling of betrayal, writes Sir Tom Phillips for CNN. Read.
Tunisia: Politics as Usual
Even though the economic and security challenges facing Tunisia are pressing, the country's process of transition has not completely derailed, writes Claire Spencer in Foreign Policy.
Yemen's Stability Threatened
A new report highlights risks of renewed conflict in Yemen, and asks what its transition can tell us about prospects for political and economic reform in the Middle East.
Areas of Work:
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.