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The MENA region’s dynamics are characterised by the interplay between a growing presence of new external powers, the evolving strategic calculations and shifting alignments of regional powers, and the ongoing and frozen conflicts in and between states.
The impact of the war in Ukraine and the growing role of Russia and China in the Middle East; the geopolitics of energy and climate; the likely collapse of the nuclear deal with Iran; the evolving foreign policies of and dynamics among regional powers; and the evolution of ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Syria, Libya and Israel/Palestine all go some way towards highlighting the tumultuous nature of the region. Moreover, all of these developments have significant security and defence implications for the UK, the rest of Europe and the US.
Through discussions and the publishing of evidence-based analysis, this programme brings together different actors and perspectives to identify potential areas of intervention and synergy across the region and beyond.
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Dr Tobias Borck
Senior Research Fellow, Middle East Security
Dr Antonio Giustozzi
Senior Research Fellow
Terrorism and Conflict
Associate Fellow; Researcher and Development Consultant
Dr H A Hellyer
Senior Associate Fellow
Dr Louise Kettle FRHistS
Associate Fellow; Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Nottingham
Clovis Meath Baker CMG OBE
Dr Ziya Meral
Senior Associate Fellow; Director of Research and Programmes at CHACR