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.
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This report brings together a variety of perspectives on the state of Iraq ten years after the US-led invasion in 2003 and sets out some possible scenarios for the country's future.
Women and Power in the Middle East
At a recent conference participants including Princess Basma Bint Saud, considered how the messages of the Arab uprisings such as widespread empowerment, are echoed by those seeking equal rights and representation for women. Audio/Transcript.
Has the International Community Failed Syria?
Facing up to the dysfunctionality of its own alliance over Syria should now be the priority of any UK-French plan, writes Claire Spencer in The Guardian.
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.