PUBLICATIONS
  • Legislative Role of Religion in the Contemporary Islamic States
    A Note from the Editorial Team In our first Perspective of 2018, Dr Abdullah Alrebh from the Grand Valley State University explains how the Saudi Arabian and Iranian state have respectively interpreted the Islamic texts to guide them in the governing of their countries.     By Abdullah F. Alrebh, Grand..
  • Insight 176: Seeking truth from facts: China and the Middle east after the 19th CCP congress
    A Note from the Editorial Team The Middle East Institute regularly welcomes the contributions of scholars from various disciplines to broaden intellectual exchanges on the complicated issues of this region. With this issue, our guest contributor, Professor Yitzhak Shichor from the University of Haifa, discusses the possible direction of China..
  • Three Keys to Understanding the Yemeni War
    A Note from the Editorial Team We conclude our Insights series on Developments in the Middle East with Susanne Dahlgren's perspective on Yemen. In our next Insights series, we look more closely at Qatar’s society and economy.     By Susanne Dahlgren CLICK HERE FOR PDF ..
BLOGS
  • News Roundup: 13th January - 19th January
      Suspending Recognition of Israel                 Last Sunday, 14 January, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas claimed Israel “killed the Oslo Accords”. The following day, leaders of the Palestinian Central Council voted to call for the suspension of..
  • MEI Kaleidoscope | Arabic Calligraphy: The Art of Arts
    By Zafirah Mohamed Zein 20 December 2017                                            ..
  • MEI Infusions | Religion and the Silk Road
        The Silk Road was just not a path for the exchange of goods and artefacts, but also a focal point for the spread of religious beliefs as we learn in our final installment on this series.             ..
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@MEI_NUS   Who calls the shots in #Iran on #economic #policy, #security, and responding to domestic calls for #reform? A look… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   What challenges does Russia face in the Middle East in 2018? ow.ly/pRSz30hNNBC


@MEI_NUS   How do ex-Gazans identify with Jordan? Peter Ooi, winner of the 2017 Emirates NBD Middle East Essay prize, argues t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   What is the role of #civil #society during political transitions? Read on for insights from @CarmenGeha's case stud… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


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@MEI_NUS   How has Saudi Arabia and Iran interpreted islamic texts to guide them in the governing of their countries? Read on… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   Why the Taliban Isn't Winning in Afghanistan : Too Weak for Victory, Too Strong for Defeat. Read on to find out wha… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


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@MEI_NUS   Our MEI bitesize series returns as we discover the drivers of scientific innovations during the Islamic Golden Age! youtu.be/Sb7NaYPE6bY


@MEI_NUS   Iran Spends Billions on Proxy Wars Throughout the Mideast. Here's Where Its Money Is Going #Iran #MiddleEast #Syriatwitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   How are Arabic, French and English used in multilingual Beirut? Read on to find out! ow.ly/X6Nd30hwqAvtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…


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@MEI_NUS   Our guest contributor, Professor Yitzhak Shichor discusses the possible direction of China’s Middle East policy as… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   Artist Mohamad Hafez and writer Ahmed Badr created dioramas of refugee homes to humanize the lives and stories of r… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   What are the chief strategic ambiguities that America needs to address in a post-ISIS world?… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


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@MEI_NUS   How should we analyse the security problems in #Egypt? Read on to find out what @stevenacook has to say about it.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   The German Priest Who Celebrates Christmas in Jerusalem – but With Jews. Read on to find out about this eclectic tr… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


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