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The Writing on the Wall: Rethinking the International Law of Occupation

27 Jul 2018

Professor Aeyal Gross delivers a talk on his new book on international law of occupation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Black Beards and Blue Helmets: Jihad, Peace-keeping, and the Question of Universalism

25 Jul 2018

Professor Darryl Li delivers his talk based on his research on transnational jihad and peacekeeping in Bosnia. 

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Transformation of Saudi Arabia: Can MBS’ Economic and Religious Reforms Succeed?

25 Jul 2018

Professor Haykel delivers a lecture on Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s push for economic and social reform in Saudi Arabia. 

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An Interview with Dr Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

24 Jul 2018

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Revolution and Its Discontents: The Struggle for Reform in Post-revolutionary Iran

17 Jul 2018

Dr. Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi delivers a talk regarding his research on the reformist movement in post-revolutionary Iran. 

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The Hijaz: The First Islamic State

13 Jul 2018

Malik R. Dahlan delivers his talk based on his new book “The Hijaz: The First Islamic State”.

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A New Multipolarity

09 Jul 2018

MEI Research Intern Wayne Yeo writes on rising multipolarity and compares it with the environment before the two world wars. Read on to find out how Wayne interprets the significance of this multipolarity in historic terms.

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Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia – Cosmetic, not Substantial, Reforms

06 Jul 2018

In this article, our external contributor Edison Yap reminds readers that in view of social reforms for women in Saudi Arabia, one ought to not be blind to the real dilemma that such movements face in the Arabian monarchy....

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A Northern Tier in West Asia? – States, Networks, and Informal Diplomacy: Conference Summary

06 Jul 2018

Is a Northern Tier developing in West Asia? Who or what is West Asia? How are states using networks and informal diplomacy to come together to manage conflicting agendas

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MEI Senior Research Fellow Speaks at Melbourne Law School

04 Jul 2018

Last May, MEI Senior Research Fellow Victor Kattan participated in the Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law and a conference on Humanitarianism and the Remaking of International Law. Read on to find out more about his trip and...

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