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What lies ahead for Iraq after the elections?

By Harith Hasan al-Qarawee

Iraqis went to the polls last Saturday in the first parliamentary election since ISIS forces were driven out of Iraq last year. So far, results show the coalition led by Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s coalition is ahead, with current PM Haider al-Abadi failing to hang on to power. However, it is always tricky to simply discuss […]

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    Contrary to popular belief, feminism in Iran remains unwavering

Contrary to popular belief, feminism in Iran remains unwavering

by Yasaman Moinzadeh-Hakami

After the 1979 Revolution, there began a heavy push for women to attend university, with efforts to encourage women into higher education still continuing today. In 2001, women in academia outnumbered men for the first time, making up more than 60% of the overall student body. There are now more educated Iranian women in different fields ranging […]

The Yazidi Genocide: A Personal Perspective

by Bahaa Ilyas & Roza Al-Qaidi

The sun greeted me as I woke on the morning of 3 August 2014. I was a researcher at the University of Duhok, 200 miles from Sinjar. It was to be a happy day as I was waiting –  first for my salary, and then for Roza, my then-fiancée. Roza and I had plans to […]

The Limits of Russian Strategy in the Middle East

by Ben Connable and Becca Wasser
This memo was presented part of a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre and the RAND Corporation looking at Russia’s strategy in the Middle East on 28 March 2018. 

In the nearly three years since Russia’s intervention in Syria, Moscow has managed to prevent regime collapse. To some, this intervention along with increased economic and political engagement […]

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    Russia in the Middle East: Trust no one, but sign business deals

Russia in the Middle East: Trust no one, but sign business deals

by Agathe Demarais
This memo was presented part of a workshop organised by the LSE Middle East Centre and the RAND Corporation looking at Russia’s strategy in the Middle East on 28 March 2018. 

Over the last few years, Russia’s foreign policy objectives have appeared twofold: first, President Putin wants to re-assert Russia’s role on the global stage, if possible on par with the US. […]

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