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 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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Contesting borders? The formation of Iraqi Kurdistan’s de facto state

International Affairs

Border management in an era of ‘statebuilding lite’: security assistance and Lebanon’s hybrid sovereignty

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Approaching borders and frontiers in North Africa

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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

International Affairs

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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The Forgotten Jihadists: the Resurgence of Al Qaeda?

View of Business Bay in Dubai with the new intersection connecting Sheik Zayed Road. Photo: Edward Tian/Contributor/Getty Images.
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Cybercrime and the Digital Economy in the GCC Countries

The foreign ministers of Somalia and Qatar hold a joint press conference on 25 May. Photo: Getty Images.
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Gulf Crisis Is Leading to Difficult Choices in the Horn of Africa

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