Publications

A US-Iran zero-sum game on Covid-19 could threaten global health security

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): DIVSALLAR, Abdolrasool, NARBONE, Luigi
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2020/15, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on some of the most sensitive questions surrounding international security. One of these is the US-Iran crisis, where the [...]
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Rebuilding the city of Aleppo : do the Syrian authorities have a plan?

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): FERRIER, Myriam
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2020/05
  • Abstract: The city of Aleppo has suffered massive destruction, mainly in the old city and the eastern and southern districts, which housed a low-income population before 2011 and remained under the [...]
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Lebanese Hezbollah’s experience in Syria

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): EZZI, Mazen
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2020/04
  • Abstract: During the past seven years of its direct military intervention in Syria, Lebanese Hezbollah has developed new tools to maintain its long-term stay in the country. The purpose of its [...]
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Resilience against violent radicalisation : why haven’t more Islamists taken up arms in Egypt since 2013?

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): FAHMI, Georges
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/17, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: While most research on violent radicalisation often focuses on answering the question why people take up arms, this paper seeks to answer the opposite question: why have more Islamists not [...]
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Surviving the aftermath of Islamic State : the Syrian Kurdish movement’s resilience strategy

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): HAENNI, Patrick, QUESNAY, Arthur
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2020/03
  • Abstract: In November 2019, Operation Peace Spring launched by Turkey in the north-east of Syria concluded with no clear winner or loser. In the short term, Turkey's military operation has resulted [...]
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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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