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Egypt: The Politics of ‘Normalization’
by Dr Claire Spencer, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme | 28 March 2014

Riyadh Wonders Whether Obama Can Repair the Damage
by Sir Tom Phillips, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme | 26 March 2014

A Sham Election Will Only Divide Syria Further
by Abdullah Ali, Asfari Fellow | 19 March 2014

Middle East Peace: It’s Not the Economy, Stupid
by Doris Carrion, Research Assistant, Middle East and North Africa Programme | 4 February 2014

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Seeking Accountability
by Nadim Shehadi, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme | 15 January 2014

Resetting Western Strategy Towards Syria
by Jane Kinninmont, Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme (on leave February - August 2014) | 19 December 2013

Syria's Refugees are the World's Responsibility
by Abdullah Ali, Asfari Fellow | 16 December 2013

Engaging Iran: An Old Idea Whose Time Has Come
by Sir Richard Dalton, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme | 13 December 2013

Human Rights in Western Sahara: If Morocco is Serious, It Deserves Western Support
by Dr Claire Spencer, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme | 21 November 2013

Israel and Saudi Arabia: A Suspicious Relationship
by Sir Tom Phillips, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme | 14 November 2013

Will Killing of Taliban Chief Make a Difference in Pakistan?
by Sharad Joshi, Associate Fellow, International Security | 7 November 2013

The USA and Russia in the Syrian Crisis: Prospects for Reconciliation
by Dr Claire Spencer, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme | 31 October 2013

Baghdad Must Not Let Al-Qaeda Win
by Hayder al-Khoei, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme | 31 October 2013

Why Yemen Must Conquer Corruption to Save the Poor
by Peter Salisbury, Project Consultant, Yemen Forum | 16 October 2013

The Forgotten Syrians
by Dr Claire Spencer, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme | 4 October 2013

Iran, the US, and Rebuilding Dialogue
by Sasan Aghlani, Research Assistant, International Security | 3 October 2013

What's Driving Iran's Shift?
by Dr Sara Bazoobandi, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme | 2 October 2013

US Foreign Policy Off-Balance
by Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House | 25 September 2013

Syria under Scrutiny: Chemical Weapons Inspections
by Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security | 19 September 2013

Securing Chemical Weapons in Syria
by Heather Williams, Research Fellow, International Security | 11 September 2013

Syria's Worst Nightmare: Iraq Post-1991 and We're Heading There
by Nadim Shehadi, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme | 9 September 2013

No Russian Retreat on Syria at G20
by James Nixey, Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme | 4 September 2013

Syria: UK Must Focus on Diplomacy
by Jane Kinninmont, Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme (on leave February - August 2014) | 1 September 2013

Syria: Lack of Strategy
by Jane Kinninmont, Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme (on leave February - August 2014) | 30 August 2013

A Serious Blow to the UK-US Alliance
by Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House | 30 August 2013

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