Middle East and North Africa Programme

Our research studies economic, political and societal trends in the Middle East and North Africa.

Our Middle East and North Africa programme publishes research on overlooked and underestimated issues in the region. Our methodology provides new frameworks to understand ground realities and related policy implications.

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  • Convening discussions with regional experts in policy, academia, business and civil society;
  • Publishing research, commentary and analysis in English and Arabic;
  • Briefing and contributing to specialized policy forums in the UK and abroad;
  • Contributing to media coverage of the Middle East and North Africa.

Research focus

  • Governance, accountability and state-society relations;
  • Interconnected political economic networks and their impact on conflict dynamics;
  • The centrality of statebuilding to conflict dynamics and resolution;
  • The impact of regional actors in regional conflicts and geopolitics;
  • Citizen mobilization and its links to conflict with state institutions and elite stakeholders.

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