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What will be the impact of moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem?

A festive opening ceremony of the US Embassy in Jerusalem was held on Monday, 14 May 2018. The transfer of the embassy from Tel...

The heyday of power politics in Syria

Within a few years the Syrian Arab Republic has become a textbook example of power politics, but in a more modern and sophisticated form....

Turkey in the Middle East: Outlines of Political Expansion

On the 28th of March 2018, the Moscow office of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, along with the Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, organised...
Under siege: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Credit: United Nations Photo/Flickr)

Demonstrations in Iran

Over the new year period, the world’s attention was drawn to events in Iran, where a series of protests provoked analysis and outrage in...
Peshmerga fighter in northern Iraq, September 2014. (Credit: Kurdishstruggle/Flickr)

What do the riots in northern Iraq mean?

During a December visit to Germany by Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, serious internal disturbances were taking place back in Iraqi Kurdistan. Demonstrations and...
Habiba, a shepherd in rural Lebanon. (Credit: UN Women/Joe Saade/Flickr)

Will the next economic miracle happen in the Middle East?

In recent years, after the Arab Spring events of 2010 and beyond, civil wars and disarray in Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen have...
Thanks to the Martyrs; placard near army lines in Cairo, December 2011. (Credit: Alisdare Hickson/Flickr)

The Arab Spring and the securitisation of space

A decade on from 9/11, the Arab Spring provoked another round of repressive state security measures. In their response to the popular uprisings of 2011,...
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi clash with security forces in Cairo, August 2013. (Credit: Diariocritico de Venezuela/Flickr)

Institutional failure: The quest for Egyptian stability

The collapse of the Egyptian state was a real possibility following the removal of Hosni Mubarak from power, the dissolution of the National Democratic...
Flags in Tahrir Square, February 2012. (Credit: AK Rockefeller/Flickr)

The Arab world and globalisation: Critical remarks

The Mediterranean world is not presently part of the new international division of labour, i.e., the advance of hitherto underdeveloped countries in manufacturing production...
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud with the late King Abdullah, June 2012. (Credit: Tribes of the World/Flickr)

Politics in a post-crisis Middle East

The complexity of the crises that unfolded in the Middle East with the advent of the Arab Spring created an environment in which stakeholders...