The Middle East Directions Roundtables take place on the fourth Monday of each month, aiming to provide a forum to discuss and debate key issues and developments in the MENA region.
The open, informal brainstorming sessions encourage collaboration and sharing of different perspectives, with a view to building a deeper understanding of the selected topic and dynamic in the region. The discussions also aim to reflect on future scenarios and provide possible policy recommendations.
- Democracy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The SDG16 on peace, justice and accountable institutions (30/05/2019)
- The Politics of Religious Reforms in MBS’s Saudi Arabia (30/04/2019)
- Democrat Today, Authoritarian Tomorrow: The Effect of Anti-Democratic Reversals on Democratic Attitudes (08/04/2019)
- Remembrance of things past? Heritage, politics and the Jews of the Middle East and North Africa (22/3/2019)
- The reconstitution of religious authority in post-2003 Iraq (25/2/2019)
- Why aren’t more Islamists taking up arms in Tunisia and Egypt?, Presentation by Georges Fahmi (28/01/2019)
- Conversions to Islam in the West – and conversion of the West to Islam? (12/12/2018)
- Excluded generations and non-inclusive nations: a demographic approach of crises in the Arab world (30/11/2018)
- The new Syria: Land confiscations and the right to return for refugees (22/10/2018)
- Religious Minorities and Support to Authoritarian Regimes in the Middle East (13/6/2018)
- Post-IS Elections in Iraq: An Assessment (23/5/2018)
- Egyptian Presidential Elections: Implications on the Regime and the Opposition (8/2/2018)
- Political Turmoil in Saudi Arabia: Implications for the Region (12/12/2017)