Middle East and North Africa

Chatham House research on Middle East and North Africa focuses on latest political, economic and security developments in Egypt, Libya and North Africa, the Gulf states, Iran, Iraq, Israel and Palestine and Syria and the Levant.

Projects on the MENA region include work on future dynamics in the Gulf, Syria from within, mapping Libya’s war economy, Yemen: reconstruction and dialogue, Iraq initiative, Egypt policy initiative, and the Iran Forum.

A major programmatic focus of this work for Chatham House is carried out by the Middle East and North Africa Programme and its projects.

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Israeli kids show off a qassam rocket that fell near their house in Morag settlement of Gush Katif, Gaza.
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Event Speech: Israel and Gaza: The Children of War

Israeli kids show off a qassam rocket that fell near their house in Morag settlement of Gush Katif, Gaza.
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Event Q&A: Israel and Gaza: The Children of War

Women's Economic Empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa
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Event Speech: Women's Economic Empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa

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Event Q&A: Women's Economic Empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa

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Event Speech: ISIS: Marketing Terror

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Event Q&A: ISIS: Marketing Terror

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Event Speech: Israel's Election Aftermath

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Event Q&A: Israel's Election Aftermath

The discussion will focus on the measures being taken by Iraq’s central government, its neighbours and the international community to recapture territory from ISIS, and consider the new alliances that have been born out of the fight against extremism.
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Event Speech: Iraq A Decade of Missed Opportunities

The discussion will focus on the measures being taken by Iraq’s central government, its neighbours and the international community to recapture territory from ISIS, and consider the new alliances that have been born out of the fight against extremism.
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Event Q&A: Iraq A Decade of Missed Opportunities

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Event Speech: Session 4: Contesting Sectarian Representations in the Media

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Event Q&A: Session 4: Contesting Sectarian Representations in the Media

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Event Speech: Policy, Power and Sectarian Identities in the MENA region - Session 5: Solutions and Recommendations

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Policy, Power and Sectarian Identities in the MENA Region - Keynote Speaker: Barham Salih, American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

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Event Q&A: Policy, Power and Sectarian Identities in the MENA Region - Keynote Speaker Barham Salih, American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

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Event Speech: Session 1: Understanding Sectarian Dynamics

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Event Q&A: Session 1: Understanding Sectarian Dynamics

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Event Speech: Policy, Power and Sectarian Identities in the MENA Region - Session 2: Socioeconomic Factors

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Event Q&A: Policy, Power and Sectarian Identities in the MENA Region - Session 2: Socioeconomic Factors

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Event Speech: Session 3: Sectarianism and Regional Politics

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