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The Menara Project has attended the 2018 BRISMES Conference!

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

The MENARA Project partners organized a panel on ‘The Impact of Changing Identities and Ideologies on Regional Order in the Post-2011 Middle East and North Africa’ at the 2018 BRISMES Conference held at King’s College [...]

The MENARA Project disseminating results at the European Workshops in International Studies

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Between June 6th and 8th, four researchers of the MENARA Project participated at the 5th European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), organized by the European International Studies Association (EISA) at the University of Groningen, The [...]

The MENARA project updates

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

In April 2018, the team of the Menara project met in Budapest. They discussed the erosion of State capacities, the robustness of authoritarianism, the militarisation of contentious politics and the State and non-State actors that [...]

«Orders and Disorders in the Middle East»

April 9th, 2018|0 Comments

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), in cooperation with the Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB) and the Corvinus University of Budapest, have the pleasure to invite you to the conference entitled "Orders and [...]

The Mirage of Regionalism in the Middle East and North Africa Post-2011

Existing regional cooperation platforms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are internally fragmented and largely ineffective. Focusing on the League of Arab States, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Arab Maghreb [...]

Militarization and Militia-ization: Dynamics of Armed Group Proliferation in Egypt and Libya

This paper analyses the drivers behind some of the different types of proliferation of armed groups in power and politics that have taken place in the Middle East and North Africa after 2011. Based on [...]

Jihadist Groups in North Africa and the Sahel: Between Disintegration, Reconfiguration and Resilience

This paper, based on extensive interviews and fieldwork conducted in North Africa and the Sahel, considers the recent evolution of jihadi organizations in this region, and offers analysis of patterns of competition and violence among [...]

The Libyan Security Continuum: The Impact of the Libyan Crisis on the North African/Sahelian Regional System

This paper analyses the impact of the Libyan crisis on the regional environment in North Africa/the Sahel. More specifically the paper shows that, despite international attempts to resolve the crisis, the situation remains very difficult [...]

New Trends in Identity Politics in the Middle East and North Africa and Their Impact on State–Society Relations

State–society relations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have been deeply impacted by the dynamics around collective identities in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings and of other domestic and regional far-reaching developments, [...]

The Implications of the Syrian War for New Regional Orders in the Middle East

This paper argues that the impact of the eight-year war in Syria will reverberate across the region for years to come, and explores, in particular, four noteworthy legacies. First, it examines the series of interventions [...]

The Governance of Migration and Border Controls in the European-North African Context

Against the backdrop of the growing leverage that MENA states have been acquiring vis-à-vis Europe on the issue of migration and border controls over the last decade, this paper identifies a number of trends in [...]

Regional Powers and the Production of Insecurity in the Middle East

What impact have regional powers had on shaping regional order in the Middle East? What role will they play in the future of the regional system? Following the US-led invasion of Iraq and the failure [...]

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