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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Papers for conference: Middle East and North Africa Energy 2015

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Iran’s ISIS policy

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Review article: Talking to Hezbollah

Manama, Al Manamah, Bahrain. Photo by John Elk / Getty Images.
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The Costs of Municipal Water Supply in Bahrain

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A Platform for Trade-off Analysis and Resource Allocation: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus Tool and its Application to Qatar’s Food Security

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The World Today

Islamic State's savage jihadist is a frontman for more complex forces

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The Situation in Iraq and Syria and the Threat Posed by IS

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani, Chairman of the Parliament of Iran Ali Larijani and Judiciary Chief Amoli Larijani pray after a meeting in Tehran. Photo by Leader.ir - Pool/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
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How Powerful is Rouhani in the Islamic Republic?

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Clarity or ambiguity? The withdrawal clause of UN Security Council Resolution 242

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The Islamic State, the Kurdistan Region and the future of Iraq: assessing UK policy options

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Syria’s mutating civil war and and its impact on Turkey, Iraq and Iran

The World Today

Time to revive the diplomatic track

A Bahraini protester holds a national flag during an anti-government protest on September 5, 2014 in the village of Jannusan, west of Manama. Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images
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Bahrain: Civil Society and Political Imagination

Man on a ridge at Jebel Jassassiyeh, looking towards Ras Laffan, a major terminal for Qatar's natural gas. Photo by Peter Dowley, CC by 2.0.
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Finding the 'Right' Price for Exhaustible Resources: The Case of Gas in the Gulf

The World Today

Can the quiet ayatollah of peace save Iraq from collapse?

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Elusive Employment: Development Planning and Labour Market Trends in Oman

The seal of the connections between the twin cascades for 20 per cent uranium production bearing the initials of the IAEA at nuclear power plant of Natanz. Photo: KAZEM GHANE/AFP/Getty Images
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Iran’s Nuclear Future

Tina Marouf, operator at Baghdad's al-Mansour hotel, stands at the reception under clocks showing the time in New York, London and the Iraqi capital. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri / AFP / Getty Images.
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All in the Timing: The Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East

The World Today

Don't write Libya off yet

The World Today

The Golan Heights: ripples of civil war in Israel's little piece of Syria

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