The Council’s Conflict and Transitions program cultivates multi-faceted platforms where local knowledge and experience inform conflict-related policies in the MENA region.


It analyses underlying issues that fuel conflict, foregrounds the exchange of innovative policy ideas, and connects practitioners with leading policy actors.


The program seeks to strengthen the research, policy, and engagement bridge between MENA and the rest of the world and serves as a hub for MENA experts on policies that shape political transitions, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding.

Areas of

Transitional Governance

  • Constitutional politics
  • Institutional reform
  • Transitional Justice

Conflict and Insecurity

  • Humanitarian access
  • Non-state armed groups
  • Digital disinformation

State-Society Relations

  • New Arab Diasporas
  • Counterterrorism
  • Civil society