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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The Pursuit of a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East: A New Approach

Israeli forces take at the gates of Al Aqsa Mosque. Photo: Getty Images.
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Unrest in Jerusalem Encapsulates the Ills of Israel and Palestine

Mohammed bin Salman arrives for a GCC Economic and Development Affairs Authority meeting in Riyadh. Photo: Getty Images.
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Saudi Arabia’s New Crown Prince Promises Reforms to Everything Except Politics

The then Saudi Defence Minister and Deputy Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, arrives for a press conference in Riyadh, on 25 April 2016. Photo: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images.
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Vision 2030 and Saudi Arabia’s Social Contract: Austerity and Transformation

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Iran’s New Role in the Middle East

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The UAE View of the GCC Crisis: What Happened and What Happens Next?

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Balancing Security and Human Rights: How Does the Law Apply to Social Media in the GCC?

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The Crisis in the Gulf: Qatar Responds

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The Political Economy of the Central Mediterranean Route

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The Gulf Crisis: What Next for the Region and Beyond?

Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Getty Images.
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Total’s Iran Deal Gives Rouhani Space to Push Reform

Supporters of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hold flags and shout slogans during an anti-corruption demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, on 16 September 2016. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
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Iraq After the Fall of ISIS: The Struggle for the State

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The practice and culture of smuggling in the borderland of Egypt and Libya

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States and sovereignty in the Middle East: myths and realities

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Borders and sovereignty in Islamist and jihadist thought: past and present

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Contentious borders in the Middle East and North Africa: context and concepts

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States, boundaries and sovereignty in the Middle East: unsteady but unchanging

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The changing borders and borderlands of Syria in a time of conflict

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Book review essay: The Mediterranean and its migrants: porous policy for a porous border

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Turkey’s post-2011 approach to its Syrian border and its implications for domestic politics

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