CHATHAM HOUSE: MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

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  • 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
  • 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