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

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

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

Introducing Regional Security in the Middle East

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.

Iraq’s Evolving Paramilitaries Will Have an Impact on State and Society

Iraq’s Evolving Paramilitaries Will Have an Impact on State and Society

As a semi-autonomous, parallel security force, the PMF groups are now influential political and economic actors, who continue to impact Iraqi state and society.

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

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

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.

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Political (In)Security in the Middle East

Weak states are problematic because their internal politics are often violent, and their domestic insecurity often spills over to disrupt the security of neighbouring states.

5 Reasons Why the West Got Islamist Terrorism Wrong

5 Reasons Why the West Got Islamist Terrorism Wrong

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.

Interview – Anoush Ehteshami

Interview – Anoush Ehteshami

Prof. Ehteshami talks about his latest book on Iran, the MENA region’s relationship with East Asia, the impact of sanctions on Iran, and the resurgence of Saudi Arabia.

The EU and the Middle East: From the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership to the Union for the Mediterranean

The EU and the Middle East: From the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership to the Union for the Mediterranean

Many European states have long and complex histories with the Middle East and North Africa. Today, it is clearly in the EU’s best interest to have a safe and secure MENA region.

The EU and the Middle East: The European Neighbourhood Policy

The EU and the Middle East: The European Neighbourhood Policy

The EU should abolish neocolonial attitudes and become more open to the perceptions and viewpoints of its neighbors and cultivate a relationship of mutual respect and equal partnership.

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matt Kirkland and a United Nations peacekeeper from Sri Lanka provide security for Haitian women receiving bags of rice for their families at a food distribution point in Carrefour, Haiti, Feb. 16, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call/Released)

The United Nations and Middle Eastern Security

With the presence of ISIS winding down, the war in Yemen, increasing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and other regional issues the UN is able to fill the role of a moderating third party.

Hegemonic Aspirations and Middle East Discord: The Case of Iran

Hegemonic Aspirations and Middle East Discord: The Case of Iran

Iran plays a major role in regional issues and will continue to do so in order to protect or uphold the safety and security of the Shia Crescent. It is increasingly becoming the regional hegemon.

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