Turkey's New Regional Policy:
Reset or Escalation?

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For Nations Abroad,
U.S. Midterm Elections Are of Increasing Importance

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HOSTING THE FIFA WORLD CUP 2022:
Impact on Qatar and the Region

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November 30, 2022
Issue Brief -
The Return of Egypt? Assessing Egyptian Foreign Policy Under Sissi

Egyptian foreign policy has undergone significant changes over the past half a century. After Gamal Abdel Nasser passed in 1970, Egypt’s pan-Arabist aspirations and ambitions came to an end. His successor, Anwar el-Sadat, re-oriented the country towards the West and made peace with Israel in 1979, which led to a decade-long suspension from the Arab League.

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October 31, 2022
Issue Brief -
Security Sector Reform in Complex Conflict Environments

Civilian populations in the conflict-ridden countries of the Middle East and North Africa have undergone a radical transformation of their governing structures. In countries like Iraq, Syria, and Libya, these structures are increasingly dominated by unconventional security providers such as militias and paramilitary groups aligned with the state, creating complications for good governance and security sector reform (SSR).

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October 25, 2022
Issue Brief -
Iraq’s Next War: Implications for the Region

Iraq was pushed to the brink of civil war in August following a series of tit-for-tat exchanges between Muqtada al-Sadr—head of Iraq’s most powerful socio-political movement (the Sadrist movement) and one of the country’s most powerful militia groups (Saraya Salam)—and a coalition of Iran-aligned parties and militias known as the Shiite Coordination Framework.

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November 30, 2022
Issue Brief -
The Return of Egypt? Assessing Egyptian Foreign Policy Under Sissi

Egyptian foreign policy has undergone significant changes over the past half a century. After Gamal Abdel Nasser passed in 1970, Egypt’s pan-Arabist aspirations and ambitions came to an end. His successor, Anwar el-Sadat, re-oriented the country towards the West and made peace with Israel in 1979, which led to a decade-long suspension from the Arab League.

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October 31, 2022
Issue Brief -
Security Sector Reform in Complex Conflict Environments

Civilian populations in the conflict-ridden countries of the Middle East and North Africa have undergone a radical transformation of their governing structures. In countries like Iraq, Syria, and Libya, these structures are increasingly dominated by unconventional security providers such as militias and paramilitary groups aligned with the state, creating complications for good governance and security sector reform (SSR).

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October 25, 2022
Issue Brief -
Iraq’s Next War: Implications for the Region

Iraq was pushed to the brink of civil war in August following a series of tit-for-tat exchanges between Muqtada al-Sadr—head of Iraq’s most powerful socio-political movement (the Sadrist movement) and one of the country’s most powerful militia groups (Saraya Salam)—and a coalition of Iran-aligned parties and militias known as the Shiite Coordination Framework.

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Events

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6 December 2022
upcoming event 4:00 pm AST - 5:15 pm AST
Turkey’s New Regional Policy: Reset or Escalation?
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18 November 2022
past event 9:30 pm AST - 3:45 am AST
18th Korea Middle East Cooperation Forum
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15 November 2022
past event 4:00 pm AST - 5:15 pm AST
World Cup 2022: How Is the Media Shaping Migrant Rights Issues in Qatar?
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06 December 2022
upcoming event 4:00 pm AST - 5:15 pm AST

Turkey’s New Regional Policy: Reset or Escalation?

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18 November 2022
past event 9:30 pm AST - 3:45 am AST

18th Korea Middle East Cooperation Forum

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15 November 2022
past event 4:00 pm AST - 5:15 pm AST

World Cup 2022: How Is the Media Shaping Migrant Rights Issues in Qatar?

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Afkar

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November 20, 2022
For Nations Abroad, U.S. Midterm Elections Are of Increasing Importance

    The elections held in the United States on November 8 were billed as the most crucial midterms in a generation. In a country deeply divided along ideological and party lines, the implications of such polls go well beyond domestic affairs. Polarization at home is seeping into Washington’s policy abroad, meaning that even congressional… Continue reading For Nations Abroad, U.S. Midterm Elections Are of Increasing Importance

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November 16, 2022
Hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022: Impact on Qatar and the Region

    On December 2, 2010, Qatar won the bid for hosting the 2022 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup, becoming the first country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to host this tournament. Ever since, the country has launched several mega projects, ramping up its infrastructure capacity, amid wide… Continue reading Hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022: Impact on Qatar and the Region

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November 10, 2022
Can Yemen’s New Leadership Council Buck the Trend of History? 

    Although Yemen has experienced several decades of autocratic rule, the country also has a long history of being governed by councils representing its diverse political landscape. So, when a new leadership council was formed in April to replace President  Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, it was welcomed by many Yemenis and felt like an appropriate… Continue reading Can Yemen’s New Leadership Council Buck the Trend of History? 

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November 20, 2022
For Nations Abroad, U.S. Midterm Elections Are of Increasing Importance

    The elections held in the United States on November 8 were billed as the most crucial midterms in a generation. In a country deeply divided along ideological and party lines, the implications of such polls go well beyond domestic affairs. Polarization at home is seeping into Washington’s policy abroad, meaning that even congressional… Continue reading For Nations Abroad, U.S. Midterm Elections Are of Increasing Importance

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November 16, 2022
Hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022: Impact on Qatar and the Region

    On December 2, 2010, Qatar won the bid for hosting the 2022 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup, becoming the first country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to host this tournament. Ever since, the country has launched several mega projects, ramping up its infrastructure capacity, amid wide… Continue reading Hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022: Impact on Qatar and the Region

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November 10, 2022
Can Yemen’s New Leadership Council Buck the Trend of History? 

    Although Yemen has experienced several decades of autocratic rule, the country also has a long history of being governed by councils representing its diverse political landscape. So, when a new leadership council was formed in April to replace President  Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, it was welcomed by many Yemenis and felt like an appropriate… Continue reading Can Yemen’s New Leadership Council Buck the Trend of History? 

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