The 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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Activities

  • 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

  • The rise of hybrid actors in regional power struggles, and their challenge to state power;
  • 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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