MEDirection Workshop | State regulation of Islam and violent radicalisation in the MENA region

When: May 31, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Sala Belvedere, Badia Via dei Roccettini, 5, 50014, Fiesole

The renegotiation of state-religious relations between political regimes and religious institutions.  Facing an increasingly fluid and violent religious sphere beginning in 2013, governments throughout the MENA region strengthened their control over official Islamic institutions. This nationalization of Islam, although not Read More …

Elite Competition and Foreign Policymaking in Iran

When: December 7, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This book presentation is realised within the framework of the Regional Security Initiative at the Middle East Directions Programme. Divided between elected and non-elected institutions, the bifurcated power structure in Iran has caused continual competition among the elites, fundamentally impacting Read More …

WPCS Webinar | The Energy Crisis in Syria: Reasons and Outcomes

When: October 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Zoom

The Syrian energy sector has been radically affected by more than ten years of conflict. A major transformation of energy policies has occurred in the last decade that has further impaired the state’s governance system and infrastructure. The destruction and Read More …