Publications

The Sochi agreement and the interests of guarantor states : examining the aims and challenges of sustaining the deal

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): BARESH, Manhal
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2019/01
  • Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the international and regional climate surrounding the Sochi agreement, tackles its mechanisms and stages of implementation as well as the gains its three guarantors [...]
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Islam keeping violent Jihadism at bay in times of Daesh : state religious institutions in Lebanon, Morocco and Saudi Arabia since 2013

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2018
  • Author(s): GADE, Tine
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), 2018/06
  • Abstract: Can official Islamic institutions play a role to curb Sunni jihadi violence? Most Arab governments have granted a role to such institutions in recent years. Yet, the cases of Lebanon, [...]
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The political economic context of Syria's reconstruction : a prospective in light of a legacy of unequal development

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2018
  • Author(s): DAHER, Joseph
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2018/05
  • Abstract: The article seeks to deepen the understanding and analysis around reconstruction dynamics. In this perspective, the economic policies of the Syrian government in the decade prior to the uprising are [...]
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Fulfilling implausible expectations : reducing migratory flows from Libya amidst porous borders

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2018
  • Author(s): RAINERI, Luca
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2018/14, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: This policy brief discusses the hypothesis that EU-sponsored border management policies explain the dramatic reduction in migratory flows from Libya to Italy over the past months. It argues that the [...]
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The war in Derna : what’s happening now, and what’s next?

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2018
  • Author(s): SALEM, Al-Zubayr
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2018/09, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: On 7 May 2018, the self-styled Libyan National Army announced the launch of a military campaign targeting Derna, the only city in eastern Libya not under its control. Although the [...]
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The future of Syrian Christians after the Arab Spring

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2018
  • Author(s): FAHMI, Georges
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), 2018/04
  • Abstract: The wave of popular uprisings that started in 2010 offered religious and ethnic minorities an opportunity to obtain full rights in a new democratic, political regime. However, a violent turn [...]
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Deir al-Zor after Islamic state : between Kurdish self-administration and a return of the Syrian regime

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2018
  • Author(s): ZIAD, Awad
  • Series/Report no.: 2018/02, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: بينما تشهد محافظة دير الزور حالة اضطراب هائل، تطرح الهزيمة العسكرية لداعش احتمالات عدة لمسألة استقرار هذه المنطقة وإعادة بناء السلام فيها في المدى المتوسط والبعيد. لذلك يحاول هذا البحث [...]
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Lebanon’s border areas in light of the Syrian war : new actors, old marginalisation

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2018
  • Author(s): MOUAWAD, Jamil
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), 2018/03
  • Abstract: This paper unpacks how governance operates in Lebanon’s border areas. It argues that, historically, a deliberate policy of marginalisation and insecurity towards these areas has been adopted by the Lebanese [...]
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The debate over the use of violence within the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt after 2013

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2018
  • Author(s): FAHMI, Georges
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS PP, 2018/01, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: Since the Muslim Brotherhood rule was overthrown in 2013, Egypt’s largest Islamist organisation has been witnessing an internal debate over how to face the new regime: whether to continue its [...]
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Local specificities of migration in Libya : challenges and solutions

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2018
  • Author(s): AL-ARABI, Abdulrahman
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2018/04, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: Although the number of migrants attempting to illegally cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe decreased in mid-2017, current policies aimed at curbing flows do not address local concerns and [...]
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