Publications

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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Iran in Deir ez-Zor : strategy, expansion, and opportunities

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): ZIAD, Awad
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2019/05
  • Abstract: Since late 2017, Iran has deployed militias affiliated to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in areas west of the Euphrates River and parts of the region to its east [...]
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Fractured stability : war economies and reconstruction in the MENA

  • Type: Book
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): NARBONE, Luigi
  • Citation: Florence : European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, 2019
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: The repercussions of MENA conflicts in terms of global security, regional instability, refugee and migrant flows, radicalisation and jihadism, losses in economic growth and development and disruptions in oil production [...]
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The Druze of Sweida : the return of the Regime Hinges on regional and local conflicts

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): AL-LABABIDI, Mahmoud
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2019/12
  • Abstract: Since 2011, the Druze of Sweida have witnessed a state of chaos and anxiety, a decline in the role of the middle class and their traditional and political leaders, and [...]
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