Publications

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, 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, 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, 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, AL-ARABI, Abdulrahman
  • Series/Report no.: 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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When the dust settles : reflecting on the politics of reconstruction and reconciliation in the MENA region

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2018
  • Author(s): ADLY, Amr, ADLY, Amr
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2018/03, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: Definitive solutions for war-torn Syria, Iraq and Libya are still on a distant horizon, but the scale and intensity of violence seem to be ebbing in 2018. With the forceful [...]
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Syria after Islamic state : 'everything needs to change, so everything can stay the same'?

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2018
  • Author(s): FAVIER, Agnès, FAVIER, Agnès
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), 2018/01
  • Abstract: The fight against Islamic State (IS) has been the focus of Western countries’ policy towards Syria since late 2014, while the objective of finding a lasting political solution to the [...]
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The crisis in Derna : reconciliation opportunities in the midst of war?

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2017
  • Author(s): SALEM, Al-Zubayr, SALEM, Al-Zubayr
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2017/34, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: The north-eastern Libyan city of Derna has been blockaded for over 17 months by forces loyal to Field Marshal Haftar. This has resulted in a humanitarian crisis, compounded by campaigns [...]
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Cooling up the drylands : disentangling the pastoralism-security nexus

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2017
  • Author(s): BALDARO, Edoardo, BALDARO, Edoardo, NORI, Michele, NORI, Michele
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2017/25, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: This policy brief explores the dynamics, trends and challenges that characterise portions of the pastoral belt, spanning from Afghanistan to Somalia to Mauritania. Cases from ongoing trends in North-Eastern Somalia [...]
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Quale Mediterraneo nel 2020? : scenari a confronto

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2017
  • Author(s): NARBONE, Luigi, NARBONE, Luigi
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2017/17, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: La regione del Medio Oriente e Nord Africa (MENA) è oggi caratterizzata da una convulsa fase politica e sociale e da prolungati conflitti di difficile soluzione. La stagione di crisi [...]
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The Mosul campaign : winning the war, losing the peace?

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2017
  • Author(s): GADE, Tine, GADE, Tine
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2017/14, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: After three years and a costly war, which recently destroyed the great al-Nouri mosque in Mosul, the military defeat of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq is imminent. The [...]
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