Demography, Migration and Security in the Middle East

Addressing the impact of current population patterns on Middle Eastern communities and migration in the region is imperative for achieving security and stability.

Violent Non-State Actors in the Middle East: Origins and Goals

Christopher P Dallas-Feeney • May 28 2019 • Articles

Violent Non-State Actors are formidable challengers of the legitimacy and security of the existing state system in the Middle East and to those who govern those states.

Geography, Resources and the Geopolitics of Middle East Conflicts

Dina Rashed • May 24 2019 • Articles

Many have claimed the failure of states as a result of the uprisings and how they have led to destruction, yet overlook the role of states in creating these militias.

Science, Technology and Security in the Middle East

Yannis Stivachtis • May 23 2019 • Articles

The technological dependence of Arab countries has enhanced their vulnerability to outside interference and reduced their internal, national integration.

Elite Choices, Path Dependency and the Arab Spring

Akis Kalaitzidis • May 20 2019 • Articles

Structural and demographic factors have been favoured as explanations for the Arab Spring, but more careful analysis and research points to the impact of national elites.

Human Rights Movements in the Middle East

Catherine Baylin Duryea • May 20 2019 • Articles

After decades of activism and the recent protest movements, there has been little progress in changing state action to comply with international human rights law.

Unmasking ‘Religious’ Conflicts and Religious Radicalisation in the Middle East

Bettina Koch • May 17 2019 • Articles

When one discusses conflicts that may have a religious background, it is mandatory to question when and under what circumstances does a conflict qualify as a ‘religious’.

Environmental (In)Security in the Middle East

Adriana Seagle • May 15 2019 • Articles

Environmental issues are interlinked with social and political struggles across the region, and water and food security are areas in which countries have common interests.

Economic (In)security and Economic Integration in the Middle East

Johannes Grow • May 15 2019 • Articles

Although strategic plans like ‘Vision 2030’ acknowledge problems, it remains to be seen whether the GCC states can address increasing inequality, unemployment, and a decline in oil wealth.

Introducing Regional Security in the Middle East

Bettina Koch and Yannis A. Stivachtis • May 11 2019 • Articles

The Middle East occupies a unique strategic position. Hence, we can understand why it has attracted the attention of great powers and empires throughout history.

Societal (In)Security in the Middle East: Radicalism as a Reaction?

Hassan Ahmadian • Apr 24 2019 • Articles

Conflicting identities and loyalties date back to the Sykes-Picot accord. In the years since, they have been emboldened by the functional inefficiencies of Arab states.

5 Reasons Why the West Got Islamist Terrorism Wrong

Ayla Göl • Mar 14 2019 • Articles

Essentializing Islam will not help us find a solution to the use of violence by Muslims. On the contrary, it will only impede the understanding of anti-Western terrorism.

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