• Strategic Comments

    High noon for Libya’s Potemkin government

    02 August 2017.  Strongman Khalifa Haftar is challenging Libya's internationally recognised but weak Government of National Accord for effective control of the country. While France has brokered a ceasefire and a new peace initiative, Haftar has substantial outside support from Egypt and the UAE, and the eventual political dispensation will probably turn on further military developments.

  • Expert Commentary

    Qatar and the interconnection of regional crises

    29 July 2017.  The Qatar crisis is not simply a regional tiff, it is a fundamental disagreement about the direction the wider region should take. The West needs to see that actions in one country immediately affect others, says Sir John Jenkins.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 3: Middle East

    09 May 2017. 

    Egypt
    Iraq
    Israel–Palestine
    Lebanon–Hizbullah–Syria
    Libya
    Mali (The Sahel)
    Syria
    Turkey (PKK)
    Yemen

  • Expert Commentary

    Netanyahu did not miss historic chance for peace

    03 March 2017.  Last year Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed a United States plan for peace in the Middle East, the Israeli press has suggested. But, while former US Secretary of State John Kerry did organise a secret meeting in Jordan between Netanyahu, Jordanian King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi, this so-called ‘historic missed opportunity’ stood no chance of triggering a breakthrough in the region.

  • Events

    Egypt six years after the revolution

    05 December 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Dr H.A. Hellyer, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 5 December 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Events

    Egypt's Islamist Insurgency: Dynamics and the Security Response

    07 June 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Mokhtar Awad, Research Fellow, Program on Extremism at George Washington University
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 7 June 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 3: Middle East

    05 May 2016. 

    Egypt (Sinai)
    Iraq
    Israel–Palestine
    Lebanon–Hizbullah–Syria
    Libya
    Mali (The Sahel)
    Syria
    Turkey (PKK)
    Yemen

  • Events

    Adelphi Launch - Egypt After the Spring: Revolt and Reaction

    02 March 2016. 

    Book Launch
    Michael Hanna, Senior Fellow, Century Foundation
    Hebatalla Taha, Research Analyst, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 2 March, 12.30-1.30pm

  • Events

    Beyond Tahrir: Egypt Five Years After Mubarak

    26 February 2016. 

    Roundtable Seminar
    Dr H.A. Hellyer, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute 
    IISS-Asia, Singapore
    Friday 26 February, 10.30AM-12.00PM

  • IISS Voices

    Alexander Neill: Xi makes economic inroads in Middle East

    22 January 2016.  As China seeks to gain greater economic leverage in the Middle East it may find itself drawn into the region's security problems, despite Beijing's long-held policy of non-alignment, says Alexander Neill.

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