Publications

The Rebuilding of Syrian Regime Networks in the City of Deir Ez-Zor : Identifying key local players

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): ZIAD, Awad
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2019/05
  • Abstract: This paper analyses the transformations that have taken place within Deir Ez-Zor city’s local elite since the outbreak of the revolution in Syria. It examines the various effects that the [...]
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السياق السياسي الاقتصادي لإعادة الإعمار في سوريا الآفاق في ظل إرث تنموي غير متكافئ

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): DAHER, Joseph
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2019/06
  • Abstract: تسعى هذه المقالة إلى الوصول إلى فهم وتحليل عميقين لديناميكيات إعادة الإعمار. وتحلل من هذا المنظور السياسات الاقتصادية للحكومة السورية في العقد السابق للانتفاضة الشعبية. ثم تفحص هذه الورقة البحثية [...]
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What prospects for stabilisation and reconstruction in the Middle East and North Africa?

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): NARBONE, Luigi
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2019/04, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: A common assumption among policy-makers and pundits is that stabilisation and reconstruction will come after conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa region have been settled. Indeed, in most [...]
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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: 2019
  • Author(s): GADE, Tine
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), 2019/04, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
  • 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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Will Saudi-Egyptian geopolitical partnership push for economic integration? : increasing interdependencies

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): ADLY, Amr
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), 2019/02
  • Abstract: Since the outbreak of the Arab revolutions in 2011, geopolitical developments have reinforced the already deep security and economic interdependencies between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Will this partnership push for [...]
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Local elections : is Syria moving to reassert central control?

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): FAVIER, Agnes, KOSTRZ, Marie
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), 2019/03, Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria
  • Abstract: This paper provides an analysis of Syria’s local elections, held 16 September 2018, and concludes that they appear to have been used to equip local administrations to reassert regime control [...]
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From rebel rule to a post-capitulation era in Daraa Southern Syria : the impacts and outcomes of rebel behaviour during negotiations

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): AL-JABASSINI, Abdullah
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2019/06, Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria
  • Abstract: In June 2018, the Syrian Arab Army launched a military campaign that aimed at ending rebel rule and restoring territorial control over Daraa and Quneitra governorates southern Syria. This research [...]
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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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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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