Publications

De-escalating the Iran crisis : is there a role for Europe?

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): DIVSALLAR, Abdolrasool
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2020/07, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: US-Iran military tension and Europe’s uneasy job running the JCPOA dispute resolution mechanism displays a complicated path to resolve Iran crisis. How can the E3/EU contain the crisis below a [...]
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Survivre à la disparition de l’Etat islamique : la stratégie de résilience du mouvement kurde syrien

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): HAENNI, Patrick, QUESNAY, Arthur
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), 2020/02
  • Abstract: En octobre 2019, le repli des Etats-Unis sur l’extrême Est de la Syrie et l’offensive turque ont incité les Forces démocratiques syriennes, le bras armé du mouvement ocalanien en Syrie, [...]
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The economic networks of the fourth division during the Syrian conflict

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): ALDASSOUKY, Ayman
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2020/01
  • Abstract: The 4th Division, an elite formation in the Syrian regime’s army, has undertaken war economy activities using businessmen, brokers and smugglers and is gradually taking over trade in scrap materials, [...]
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The city in the Middle : fragile stability and future opportunities in Libya’s Sirte

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): AL-HAWARI, Omar
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2019/21, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: Libya has since April 2019 been witnessing its third civil conflict in eight years. The conflict was sparked when the General Command of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces attempted to [...]
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The deep roots of the depreciation of the Syrian pound

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): DAHER, Joseph
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2019/18
  • Abstract: This article seeks to analyse the reasons for the depreciation of the Syrian Pound (SYP) since mid-March 2011. The study first provides an overview of the structural economic roots of [...]
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Beyond the 'Islamists vs. Secularists' cleavage : the rise of new challengers after the 2019 Tunisian elections

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): BLANC, Théo, SIGILLÒ, Ester
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2019/27, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: The unexpected results of Tunisian legislative elections held in September and October 2019 reshuffled a highly contested political system and renewed a political elite accused of forgetting the claims and [...]
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Cultivating a crisis : the political decline of agriculture in Syria

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): MADI, Nazier
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2019/17
  • Abstract: This paper details the political order which attempted to engineer a new economic and social drive in the decade preceding the 2011 uprising, highlighting the key policies, agencies and actors. [...]
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The political economy of the autonomous administration of north and east Syria

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): HATAHET, Sinan
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2019/16
  • Abstract: North-eastern Syria is the country’s richest region in terms of natural resources and agricultural production. In January 2014, the Democratic Union Party unilaterally established an autonomous administration in its territory, [...]
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Governance in Daraa, southern Syria : the roles of military and civilian intermediaries

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): AL-JABASSINI, Abdullah
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2019/15
  • Abstract: In July 2018, the Syrian Arab Army launched a military campaign and restored territorial control over Daraa governorate after a subsequent Russian-brokered negotiation. Based on interviews with ex-rebels, 8th Brigade [...]
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The dynamics and evolution of UAE-Syria relations : between expectations and obstacles

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): DAHER, Joseph
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2019/14
  • Abstract: This article seeks to analyse the political dynamics and evolution of UAE-Syria relations since 2011 and potential Emirati investment opportunities in Syria. The study first provides an overview of the [...]
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