CHATHAM HOUSE: MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

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  • Shared Security Challenges across North Africa
    Invitation Only Research Event 2 May 2019 - 9:30am to 3 May 2019 - 11:00am Tunis, Tunisia Please note the video is not a recording of the event itself but a series of related interviews.This workshop will explore the multifaceted and shared security challenges across North Africa: from countering terrorism and violent extremism to illicit flows and cross-border human trafficking. It will seek to identify policy options for North African policymakers and practitioners to best address these challenges through both security-based and stabilization-oriented approaches while examining potential areas for mutually beneficial cooperation when facing common ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-07-10
  • Principled Aid in Syria: A Framework for International Agencies
    4 July 2019 Throughout the conflict in Syria, the government has severely restricted how and where aid is delivered for military or political purposes. This paper offers a new framework for international humanitarian organizations and UN agencies to provide assistance to those in need. Download PDF Haid Haid Consulting Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme @HaidHaid22 2019-07-04-AidSyria.jpg A United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) convoy delivers ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-07-04
  • Morsi’s Death Will Shake the Muslim Brotherhood
    25 June 2019 Dr Georges Fahmi Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme @GeorgesFahmi Competing factions within the movement have lost the one issue on which they could find common ground. 2019-06-25-Morsi.jpg Morsi in the defendant's cage at the police academy in Cairo in 2014. Photo: Getty Images. In the wake of the death of former Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi, there has been a wave of ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-06-25
  • Conflict Economies in the Middle East and North Africa
    25 June 2019 This report examines the common economic factors that continue to drive conflict in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen. It also makes specific recommendations to Western policymakers addressing these types of sub-economies in detail.  Read online Download PDF Tim Eaton Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme @el_khawaga LinkedIn Dr Renad Mansour Research Fellow, Middle East and North ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-06-21
  • Impacts of a Changing Climate and Resource Stress on the MENA Region
    Invitation Only Research Event 4 July 2019 - 11:30am to 3:30pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Hosted by Chatham House, this meeting will explore the regional impacts of rises in global temperature, which will not be equal, and present specific challenges for already-arid regions such as those in the Middle East and North Africa.  Man-made resource stresses in this region already interact with and exacerbate instability and human suffering in areas including southern Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Yemen. In ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-06-20
  • Iraq and its Role in the Region
    Members Event 26 June 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Barham Salih, President, Republic of Iraq Enter Ballot Enter Ballot Enter Ballot The president of Iraq will outline Iraq’s role in the region amidst tensions in the Middle East. What kind of bilateral relationships is Iraq forming with key regional players? How is Iraq recovering after the fight against Isis? And what is the future of the country’s domestic politics? Please note this ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-06-17
  • Iran, Islam and Democracy: The Politics of Managing Change 20 years On
    Members Event 2 July 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Ali Ansari, Professor in Modern History, University of St Andrews; Author, Iran, Islam and DemocracyChair: Dr Sanam Vakil, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Register Register Register 20 years after its first publication by Chatham House, Ali Ansari returns to his book, Iran, Islam and Democracy, in its third updated edition which now includes new contributions on ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-06-10
  • North Korea, Iran, Deterrence and Nuclear Weapons in the Age of Trump
    Invitation Only Research Event 27 June 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Ambassador Robert Gallucci, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University  Since entering office, President Trump has taken a series of steps that have upended many of the conventions governing nuclear weapons proliferation since the end of the Cold War.A year into his presidency, to the dismay of allies in Europe, President Trump withdrew the US from the Joint Comprehensive ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-06-10
  • The Promise and Peril of the Digital Silk Road
    6 June 2019 Tin Hinane El Kadi Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme @tinhinanel LinkedIn China’s growing digital presence in North Africa presents opportunities for growth. Without oversight, it could also lead to greater censorship and surveillance, as well as harm local tech companies. 2019-06-06-Huawei.jpg The Huawei logo is seen on the side of the main building at the company's production campus on 25 April 2019 in Dongguan, near ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-06-06
  • Conflict Economies in the Middle East and North Africa
    25 June 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Christine Cheng, Lecturer in International Relations, Kings’ College LondonTim Eaton, Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseDr Renad Mansour, Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Register Register Register Ideological and identity-based factors have often been used to explain the violence that has struck the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In Syria, Iraq and Yemen, the ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-30
  • The Gulf Divided: The Impact of the Qatar Crisis
    30 May 2019 Since 2017 Qatar has been subject to a boycott by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt (the Arab Quartet), creating a deep rift in a region already beset by civil wars and insurgencies. This paper examines the causes and dynamics of this dispute in detail and identifies elements required to reach a solution. Read online Download PDF Jane Kinninmont Political Analyst, Economist and Head of Programmes at The Elders ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-29
  • Rethink State-building in the Middle East and North Africa
    12 June 2019 Dr Renad Mansour Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House @renadmansour Tim Eaton Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme @el_khawaga LinkedIn To have any chance of success, post-conflict governance models for Iraq and Libya must acknowledge ‘hybrid’ armed groups and incorporate them in rebuilding the state, but focus ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-23
  • Women in the Gulf
    Research Event 11 April 2019 - 10:15am to 5:15pm Clingendael, The Hague Please note the video above is not a recording of the event itself but a series of interviews related to it.This workshop brings together researchers, civil society, public and private sector representatives from across the Gulf countries for a discussion around women in the region. It examines obstacles and opportunities for women in leadership and the workplace and feminist narratives in the Gulf. Event attributes Chatham House Rule Department/project Middle East and North Africa Programme, Future Dynamics ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-16
  • Saudi Vision 2030: Balancing Economic Transformation with Youth Expectations
    Invitation Only Research Event 7 June 2019 - 8:15am to 9:15amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Mark C. Thompson, Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals; Senior Associate Fellow, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic StudiesChair: Dr Sanam Vakil, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 aims to involve the national citizenry as motivated stakeholders in the kingdom’s transition to a knowledge-based economy. The government's blueprint ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-08
  • The Future of Palestine
    Members Event 17 May 2019 - 8:30am to 9:30amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Palestinian National AuthorityChair: Adam Ward, Deputy Director, Chatham House Register Register Register As the current US administration heralds the prospect of brokering a so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ in the Middle East, the foreign minister of the Palestinian National Authority will discuss the future of Palestine.This event will be livestreamed. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-07
  • A Gulf Divided: The Anatomy of a Crisis
    Members Event 6 June 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Courtney Freer, Research Fellow, Middle East Centre, LSEDr Andreas Krieg, Assistant Professor, King's College LondonJane Kinninmont, Head of Programmes, The Elders FoundationChair: Dr Sanam Vakil, Senior Consulting Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Register Register Register In June 2017, a Saudi-led coalition severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and banned Qatari airplanes and ships from entering their airspace ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-02
  • Book review essay: Peace in Afghanistan
    2 May 2019 , Volume 95, Number 3 Ayesha Siddiqa Read online The peace negotiations between the US government and the Taliban are being watched with a lot of caution in Afghanistan and around the world. While a deal will allow American troops to withdraw from the embattled country, there is a genuine worry in Afghan society about facilitating Taliban back into some form of power. The anxiety is partly because the Taliban cannot be neatly separated from other jihadi organizations ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-02
  • North African Economies: Enhancing Cooperation and Competitiveness
    Research Event 12 December 2018 - 9:00am to 13 December 2018 - 1:00pm Rabat, Morocco Since 2011, there has been broad consensus that to achieve economic stabilization and prosperity across North Africa, a new transformative economic agenda is necessary. An important dimension of this new agenda is exploring areas for cooperation across the region which will help enhance competitiveness of the growing private sector. From addressing the labour market-skills mismatch, to unlocking the potential of emerging industries, many of the region’s challenges can transition into opportunities.This workshop will examine the current state of cooperation across ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-05-01
  • The Battle for Tripoli
    Members Event 1 May 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Mary Fitzgerald, Researcher and Consultant; Author, The Libyan Revolution and its AftermathTarek Megerisi, Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign RelationsChair: Tim Eaton, Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseFurther speaker to be announced. Register Register The Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, launched an offensive on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on 3 April.  The offensive soon ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-04-16
  • Tunisia in an Election Year: What Next?
    Members Event 11 June 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Mehrezia Labidi, First Vice-President, Tunisian National Constituent AssemblyAlia Moubayed, Managing Director, JefferiesChair: Adel Hamazia, Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseFurther speakers to be announced. Register Register Tunisia is widely seen as the sole democratic success story of the Arab Spring uprisings but has struggled in recent years with an economic slowdown and public unrest. The slow progress on reforms has ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-04-16