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    Mapping GCC Foreign Policy: Resources, Recipients and Regional Effects

Mapping GCC Foreign Policy: Resources, Recipients and Regional Effects

On 7 October 2015, the LSE  Middle East Centre hosted workshop as part of the academic collaboration project ‘Mapping GCC Foreign Policy: Resources, Recipients and Regional Effects’. This workshop is the third in a series of investigations of the changing role of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states in regional security, aid and intervention. The first workshop, held in March […]

November 25th, 2015|Conferences, GCC|0 Comments|
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    The Challenge of Bridging IR and Area Studies in Middle East International Relations Teaching

The Challenge of Bridging IR and Area Studies in Middle East International Relations Teaching

by May Darwich

This memo was presented at a workshop in Rabat on ‘The Ethics of Political Science Research and Teaching in MENA’, organised by the LSE Middle East Centre and King Mohammed V University in Rabat on 9-11 June 2015.

In the past decades, many scholars pointed to an intellectual gulf between Middle East studies and mainstream international and comparative political studies. This […]

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    The State of Democracy in Turkey: Institutions, Society and Foreign Relations 

The State of Democracy in Turkey: Institutions, Society and Foreign Relations 

by Dr Didem Buhari-Gulmez and Dr Seckin Baris Gulmez

In March 2015, the LSE Middle East Centre and LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies co-organised a full-day workshop on the timely topic of democratisation in Turkey focusing on current debates on domestic politics involving the Kurdish and Alevi rights, and Turkish foreign policy especially its EU membership process and its policy towards […]

A Sisyphean Task – EU aid to Palestine

Tweet by Joseph Saba As part of the proceedings following the MEC and ECFR’s conference on Europe’s role in the Israel-Palestine relations after the Kerry effort, here is the third blog piece by Joseph Saba. If you’ve missed our past posts in the series, here are links to Phyllis Starkey’s piece and Alaa Tartir’s.   Aligned with a “peace process” built […]

Re-inventing European Aid to Palestine

Tweet by Alaa Tartir On Thursday 29 May 2014, the LSE Middle East Centre and the European Council on Foreign Relations co-hosted a conference looking at Europe’s role in the Israel-Palestine relations after the Kerry effort. Bringing together a group of academics, policy makers and experts, the conference tackled, among others, the following questions: What are the options, and what […]

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