CHATHAM HOUSE: MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

News feeds from Chatham House.

Chathum House: Middle East & North Africa

  • Webinar: Getting to a New Iran Nuclear Deal
    Invitation Only Webinar Research Event 1 November 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Neil Quilliam, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseDr Sanam Vakil, Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Drawing on research from their new research paper Getting to a New Deal: Guidance for Trump, Washington, Tehran, Europe and the Middle East, Neil Quilliam and Sanam Vakil will discuss their findings regarding the prospects of ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-10-16
  • The Basra Blueprint and the Future of Protest in Iraq
    8 October 2019 Dr Renad Mansour Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House @renadmansour Ben Robin-D'Cruz Researcher on Iraqi Politics, University of Edinburgh Tactics that worked for the authorities after protests in Basra last summer are unlikely to be effective in Baghdad. 2019-10-08-Iraq.jpg Protests in Basra on 2 October 2019. Photo: Getty Images. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-10-08
  • Webinar: The Qatar Crisis – Prospects for Resolution?
    Invitation Only Research Event 9 October 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:30pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseChair: Dr Sanam Vakil, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Nearly two and a half years into the Gulf crisis, the rift between Qatar and three of its Gulf neighbours – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE – remains unresolved despite extensive mediation efforts led by Kuwait and supported by the Trump ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-09-25
  • Saudi Arabia’s Economy: Beyond the Abqaiq Attacks
    Invitation Only Research Event 26 September 2019 - 8:15am to 9:15amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE John Sfakianakis, Chief Economist and Head of Research, Gulf Research CenterChair: Lina Khatib, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House The 14 September attacks on two major oil facilities run by Saudi Aramco have disrupted the global oil industry and brought political risk premium back on the oil market agenda. At this exclusive breakfast briefing, the speaker will analyse the geopolitical impact of the ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-09-17
  • Between Order and Chaos: A New Approach to Stalled State Transformations in Iraq and Yemen
    9 September 2019 International policymakers have failed to stabilize states such as Iraq and Yemen, partially because of the assumed binary distinction between state failure and success. This paper advocates for a ‘middle–out’ approach that aims to strengthen the connective tissues between the bureaucracy and de facto authorities. Read online Download PDF Dr Renad Mansour Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House @renadmansour Peter Salisbury ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-09-04
  • North African Economies: Trade, Investment and Entrepreneurship
    Invitation Only Research Event 10 July 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am Casablanca, Morocco Please note the video above is not a recording of the event itself but a series of interviews related to it.A major obstacle for mutual economic initiatives across North Africa has been the inability to overcome or manage political differences across the region. However, the poor level of regional integration of trade in North Africa continues to adversely impact domestic economies.This workshop examines the current state of cooperation across North Africa while exploring emerging sectors, new and established partners and the potential to ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-09-03
  • Webinar: What to Expect from Israel’s Elections?
    Invitation Only Research Event 17 September 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:30pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Professor Yossi Mekelberg, Senior Consulting Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseChair: Dr Sanam Vakil, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Following elections in April 2019, for the first time in Israel’s history, a candidate nominated to form a government has failed the task. In preparation for the new elections called for 17 September 2019, parties have revised ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-08-30
  • Screening Room: For Sama
    Members Event Screening Room 1 October 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Hamza Al Kateab, Director, AlQudes Hospital, Aleppo (2012-16); Operation Manager, HuozhiRita Dayoub, Academy Associate, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House; Founder, Health Workers at the Frontline InitiativeEbrahim Demestani, Vice Chairman, Bahrain Nursing AssociationFurther speakers to be announced. Register Register Register For Sama tells the story of a young woman living in Aleppo during a five year period of ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-08-29
  • Iraq in Transition
    Invitation Only Research Event 3 October 2019 - 9:15am to 5:15pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE The past year has revealed promising signals of renewal in Iraq: the territorial defeat of ISIS was followed by a peaceful transition of power to a newly elected government and the country’s economic growth outlook for 2019 and beyond has been bolstered by oil prices and oil production. However, the new government faces significant obstacles to securing the state’s long-term stability including weak institutions, a growing gap ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-08-29
  • The Future of the Iraqi State Post-ISIS
    Members Event 2 October 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE  Haider al-Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq (2014-18) Register Register Register Iraq’s former prime minister will discuss prospects for the stabilization of the Iraqi state post-ISIS.This event is part of Chatham House’s Iraq Initiative and will be followed by a reception. Members Events Team Email ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-08-29
  • Iraq’s Political Landscape
    Members Event 2 October 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dhiaa al-Asadi, Political Representative to Muqtada al-Sadr; Chairman of the Political Board, Al-Ahrar Bloc, Member of Iraqi Parliament (2014-18)Laith Kubba, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister, IraqKarim Sinjari, Advisor to the President of the Kurdistan Region; Minister of Interior, Kurdistan Region of IraqChair: Dr Lina Khatib, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Register Register Register Due to travel complications, ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-08-29
  • The 2019 Arab Youth Survey: Pragmatism, Frustration and Optimism
    Members Event 23 September 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Dr Shereen El-Feki, Associate Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham HouseSunil John, Founder, ASDA'A BCWChair: Dr Sanam Vakil, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseFurther speakers to be announced. Register Register Register Since its inception in 2008, the ASDA’A BCW Arab Youth Survey has explored the attitudes and opinions of one of the largest demographics in the Middle East ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-08-13
  • ‘Chaos States’ and Local Order: Rethinking State-Building in Iraq and Yemen
    Invitation Only Research Event 10 September 2019 - 9:45am to 11:15amAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Renad Mansour, Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HousePeter Salisbury, Senior Consulting Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseChair: Ruth Citrin, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House Over the past several decades, international policy approaches to so-called 'chaos states' have tended to be either top-down” – focusing on the re-building of traditional markers of statehood – or ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-08-02
  • Will It Be Another Summer of Discontent in Iraq?
    24 July 2019 Dr Renad Mansour Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House @renadmansour Many Iraqis feel that protest is the only voice they have left. They view the formal political and electoral process as just reinforcing the same elites who have repeatedly failed them since the US invasion of 2003 that toppled Saddam Hussein. 2019-07-24-IraqProtest.jpg An Iraqi man walks with a national flag past security forces outside the Basra ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-07-24
  • MENA Business Leaders Reception
    Research Event 1 October 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programme at Chatham House is a leading centre for rigorous policy analysis on the region, providing unique insights into its latest political, economic and security developments. The MENA Programme draws on the expertise of in-house and region-based researchers including policy analysts, economists, former diplomats, academics and practitioners. At this event, business leaders working in the MENA region will have the opportunity to ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-07-22
  • Iran Tanker Seizure: The UK Must Not Take the Bait
    22 July 2019 Dr Sanam Vakil Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House @SanamVakil The seizure of a British tanker is inextricably linked to US pressure on Tehran. Negotiation, not sanctions, is the answer. 2019-07-22-Iran-UK Iranian Revolutionary Guards patrol around the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero, anchored off the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. Photo by HASAN SHIRVANI/AFP/Getty Images. It was like something ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-07-22
  • Delivering Aid in Fragile Settings: Overcoming Challenges to Help the Most Vulnerable
    Invitation Only Research Event 26 September 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pmAdd to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE Haid Haid, Consulting Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham HouseJohan Lefebvre Chevallier, Regional Director, Middle East, Relief InternationalChair: Nancy Wilson, CEO, Relief International Over the past decade, the operating environments faced by humanitarian actors have become increasingly complex, presenting unprecedented challenges when delivering aid in disputed territories and other fragile settings. Ranging from chronic to acute, these challenges may include disruptions in supply ..... READ MORE
    Source: Chatham House: Middle East & North AfricaPublished on 2019-07-18
  • 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