Publications

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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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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