PUBLICATIONS
  • 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 ..
  • Insight 175: Why Central Asia Counts
    A Note from the Editorial Team At the Middle East Institute, we welcome the scholarship of researchers from various disciplines within and without the Institute, looking not just at the Middle East but even a little beyond. With this issue, our guest contributor, S. Frederick Starr of the Central Asia ..
  • Insight 174: Developments in the Middle East Insight Series- Iraq, Kurdistan and Kirkuk: Untying the Knot
    Developments in the Middle East Insight Series A Note from the Editorial Team Last Friday, Victor Kattan’s Insight focused on developments in Palestine with the landmark deal signed between Fatah and Hamas, possibly paving the way for a greater Palestinian unity against Israeli occupation. We continue to keep..
BLOGS
  • 2017 Emirates NBD Middle East Essay | Ex-Gazans in Jordan: From Legal ‘Outsiders’ to Political ‘Outsiders’
    Peter Ooi Teik Aun Yale-NUS 2017 Emirates NBD Middle East Essay Prize Winner                                        ..
  • Trump and Jerusalem: Fanning Geopolitical Flames
    Last week, Dr Victor Kattan, MEI's Senior Research Fellow, appeared on BBC, CNA, Al-Jazeera, Bloomberg and CNN to elaborate on the geopolitical implications of Trump's announcement to shift the US embassy to Jerusalem, which he further explored in an in-depth op-ed for the Straits Times. ..
  • News Roundup: 2nd December - 8th December
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@MEI_NUS   Senior Fellow James Dorsey of RSIS talks Gulf politics and Saudi-Pakistani relations, among other topics as he diss… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   Join us on 19th December for a breaking news event co-organised with Arab Network @singapore discussing on-going de… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   A tale of two halves, the streets of Gaza offer a relief from the chaos of the city. shar.es/1MAriO via @MiddleEastEye


@MEI_NUS   Our heartiest congratulations goes out to Peter Ooi Teik Aun, our winner for this year's Emirates NBD Essay Prize a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   These 17 Photos Prove You Should Visit Istanbul Now via @CultureTrip theculturetrip.com/europe/turkey/…


@MEI_NUS   An overplayed hand in #Yemen & an undermined process in #Jerusalem. Find out more in our #MiddleEast #News roundup:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   Of detained #princes and displaced #embassies. Find out more in our #MiddleEast #News roundup:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   Our final #ME101FunFact for 2017: #kuwait politicians have funded big healthcare, education and housing projects in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   Was Islam solely introduced to Southeast Asia by the Arabs? Historical evidence suggests that it was not the case. nus.edu/2n75Jc5


@MEI_NUS   To commemorate, the 40th anniversary of the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's visit to Israel, professors from… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   This year marks the 40th anniversary of Egypt President Anwar Sadat's visit to Israel in 1977. H.E. Simona Halperin… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   How did #Iran's #nuclear ambitions develop? And where will they be heading? The late Professor Peter Sluglett, MEI'… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   Peaceful Israeli-Egypt and Israeli-Saudi ties. Find out more in our #MiddleEast #News roundup:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   ME101 Fun Fact: There is an old Chinese proverb that says "If you want to be prosperous, build a road first"… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   The SR Nathan Distinguished Lecture 2017 delivered by Sheikh Thamer Al Sabah of Kuwait's National Security Bureau e… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   Influence without hegemony? Dr Shuang Wen dissects China's ambitions in a beleaguered Middle East. nus.edu/2jE5LH6


@MEI_NUS   Positive historical revisionism as both a moral and analytical imperative, argues Professor Ronald Grigor Suny. nus.edu/1Lntenx


@MEI_NUS   #Sarahah is an app that offers anonymous feedback. Its success signals great potential for #Saudi startups. bit.ly/2gtICWG #MEIrecs


@MEI_NUS   Dr Zhang Mei clarifies China's intentions in the Middle East and the GCC. nus.edu/2hJsCjU


@MEI_NUS   Comics are a potent medium for mocking & subverting the power of its objects: bit.ly/2grjbVW @mideastXmidwest @RadInstitute


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