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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Event Q&A: Session 3: Sectarianism and Regional Politics

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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

Following the takeover of the government by Houthi rebels, Yemen has become increasingly unstable.
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Event Speech: Yemen: On the Brink of Civil War?

Following the takeover of the government by Houthi rebels, Yemen has become increasingly unstable.
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Event Q&A: Yemen: On the Brink of Civil War?

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The Middle East in 2015: A View from the Gulf

Kashmiri women offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr at Eidgah on July 18, 2015 in Srinagar, India.
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Event Speech: Islam, Women and Politics

Kashmiri women offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr at Eidgah on July 18, 2015 in Srinagar, India.
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Event Q&A: Islam, Women and Politics

The Syrian Conflict: Four Years On
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The Syrian Conflict: Four Years On

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Future Trends in the Gulf

The Best of Times or the Worst of Times? American Attitudes Towards Israel and Implications for the Peace Process
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Event Speech: The Best of Times or the Worst of Times? American Attitudes Towards Israel and Implications for the Peace Process

The Best of Times or the Worst of Times? American Attitudes Towards Israel and Implications for the Peace Process
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Event Q&A: The Best of Times or the Worst of Times? American Attitudes Towards Israel and Implications for the Peace Process

Children play in the abandoned amusement park in the city on March 1, 2014 in Ma'arat al-Nu'man City, Syria
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Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa: A New Policy Agenda?

Domestic Dynamics and Foreign Policy: Transition or Trauma in Iran?
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Event Speech: Domestic Dynamics and Foreign Policy: Transition or Trauma in Iran?

Domestic Dynamics and Foreign Policy: Transition or Trauma in Iran?
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Event Q&A: Domestic Dynamics and Foreign Policy: Transition or Trauma in Iran?

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Event Speech: State-Society Dialogue in Saudi Arabia

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Event Q&A: State-Society Dialogue in Saudi Arabia

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Event Speech: Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Reaching an Agreement

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