1. LATEST
  2. ALL STORIES
  3. The Levant
  4. The Gulf
  5. North Africa
  6. Sub Saharan Africa
  7. South Asia
  8. Political Islam
  9. 'War on terror'

14 August 2019  

Syria's security reshuffle highlights Russia's consolidation of power

on Syria

July began with a major shake-up in the Syrian military and intelligence apparatus. In an attempt to consolidate power after regaining territorial control over most of the country...

Read more

30 July 2019  

Geopolitics of Sudan Revolution - Presentation to AMEC

on Sudan

Sudan lies in the hotbed of the Horn of Africa, a region that has been plagued by decades of instability and ruin as a result of intense conflicts perpetuated by post-colonial vest...

Read more

30 July 2019  

The December 2018 revolution and Sudanese professionals in the diaspora

on Sudan

WE LEFT SUDAN In drovesIn the late 80’s and 90’sIndeed, my generation of educated Sudanese professionals are scattered around the globe(Out of 200 medical graduates from Khartoum ...

Read more

29 July 2019  

Geopolitics of Sudan Revolution - Presentation to AMEC

on Sudan

By Zeenat Adam 17 July 2019 Sudan lies in the hotbed of the Horn of Africa, a region that has been plagued by decades of instability and ruin as a result of intense conflicts per...

Read more

08 July 2019  

A new cold war in Africa

on General Topics

By Mehari Taddele Maru Last month, the twelfth US-Africa Business Summit, a high-level event attended by eleven African heads of state and government and some 1 000 busi...

Read more

23 June 2019  

Strategic implications of the 'deal of the century' and the…

on Palestine-Israel

Aisling Byrne interviews Abdel Bari Atwan Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ (DoC) - whether in its actual or conceptual form - is ushering in a new strategic era, providing cov...

Read more

14 August 2019  

Syria's security reshuffle highlights Russia's consolidation of power

on Syria

July began with a major shake-up in the Syrian military and intelligence apparatus. In an attempt to consolidate power after regaining territorial control over most of the country...

Read more

30 July 2019  

Geopolitics of Sudan Revolution - Presentation to AMEC

on Sudan

Sudan lies in the hotbed of the Horn of Africa, a region that has been plagued by decades of instability and ruin as a result of intense conflicts perpetuated by post-colonial vest...

Read more

30 July 2019  

The December 2018 revolution and Sudanese professionals in the diaspora

on Sudan

WE LEFT SUDAN In drovesIn the late 80’s and 90’sIndeed, my generation of educated Sudanese professionals are scattered around the globe(Out of 200 medical graduates from Khartoum ...

Read more

29 July 2019  

Geopolitics of Sudan Revolution - Presentation to AMEC

on Sudan

By Zeenat Adam 17 July 2019 Sudan lies in the hotbed of the Horn of Africa, a region that has been plagued by decades of instability and ruin as a result of intense conflicts per...

Read more

23 June 2019  

Strategic implications of the 'deal of the century' and the…

on Palestine-Israel

Aisling Byrne interviews Abdel Bari Atwan Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ (DoC) - whether in its actual or conceptual form - is ushering in a new strategic era, providing cov...

Read more

14 June 2019  

Postponed: Unveiling of Trump's 'deal of the century' frozen as…

on Palestine-Israel

Touted by its architects as the ‘deal of the century’, US president Donald Trump’s plan for Palestine and Israel has had to again be kept hidden as Israel heads back to elections a...

Read more
More from this category

14 August 2019  

Syria's security reshuffle highlights Russia's consolidation of power

on Syria

July began with a major shake-up in the Syrian military and intelligence apparatus. In an attempt to consolidate power after regaining territorial control over most of the country...

Read more

23 June 2019  

Strategic implications of the 'deal of the century' and the…

on Palestine-Israel

Aisling Byrne interviews Abdel Bari Atwan Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ (DoC) - whether in its actual or conceptual form - is ushering in a new strategic era, providing cov...

Read more

14 June 2019  

Postponed: Unveiling of Trump's 'deal of the century' frozen as…

on Palestine-Israel

Touted by its architects as the ‘deal of the century’, US president Donald Trump’s plan for Palestine and Israel has had to again be kept hidden as Israel heads back to elections a...

Read more

10 June 2019  

Teaching Palestine in South Africa

on Palestine

By Diana Block Reaffirming Internationalism in the Twenty-first Century In March 2019 I traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend a conference – Teaching Palestine: P...

Read more

08 April 2019  

Turkish local election outcome signals disillusionment with Erdogan

on Turkey

Turkey’s local election concluded with the country’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) incurring heavy losses in major cities, and the opposition Republican People’s ...

Read more

10 February 2019  

As Abbas Ages, Fatah Moves to Consolidate Power

on Palestine

By Ramzy Baroud Five years after spearheading what is inaptly referred to as a ‘government of national reconciliation’, Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, has finally&nbs...

Read more

23 October 2018  

Jamal Khashoggi, small spark for a large fire

on Saudi Arabia

By Hassan Aourid Until last Saturday, I was hopeful that the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country’s consulate in Istanbul was not more than a case of c...

Read more

19 October 2018  

Khashoggi murder: Killing dissent even from within

on Saudi Arabia

The gruesome murder of exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was designed to be a clear and firm message for Saudi dissidents, and reflected th...

Read more

08 July 2018  

As Hudaida falls to Saudi-Emirati coalition, peace for Yemen seems…

on Yemen

The recent and ongoing Saudi-Emirati offensive on the Yemeni port city of Hudaida will render UN special envoy Martin Griffiths’s ‘new’ solution to the five-year-long Yemeni crisis...

Read more

18 May 2018  

Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Dilemmas of Transformation in Saudi Arabia

on Saudi Arabia

By Madawi Al-Rasheed Introduction The dominant narrative through which many observers understand Saudi Arabia depicts a progressive and modernist leadership struggling to gra...

Read more

27 April 2018  

Chaotic Yemen: The deconstruction of a failed state and regional…

on Yemen

by Helen Lackner Yemen remains in the grip of its most severe crisis ever: the civil war between forces loyal to the internationally-recognised government of President Abd Rabbuh ...

Read more

12 December 2017  

How the Saudis Escalated Yemen Struggle Beyond All Control

on Yemen

By Justin Podur Yemen is a small, poor country in a region empires have plundered for centuries. This civil war is a local struggle that has been escalated out of control by the a...

Read more

30 July 2019  

Geopolitics of Sudan Revolution - Presentation to AMEC

on Sudan

Sudan lies in the hotbed of the Horn of Africa, a region that has been plagued by decades of instability and ruin as a result of intense conflicts perpetuated by post-colonial vest...

Read more

30 July 2019  

The December 2018 revolution and Sudanese professionals in the diaspora

on Sudan

WE LEFT SUDAN In drovesIn the late 80’s and 90’sIndeed, my generation of educated Sudanese professionals are scattered around the globe(Out of 200 medical graduates from Khartoum ...

Read more

29 July 2019  

Geopolitics of Sudan Revolution - Presentation to AMEC

on Sudan

By Zeenat Adam 17 July 2019 Sudan lies in the hotbed of the Horn of Africa, a region that has been plagued by decades of instability and ruin as a result of intense conflicts per...

Read more

17 April 2019  

Bashir falls but the security apparatus maintains control

on Sudan

Since the military ouster of Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir, early on Thursday, 11 April, after three months of protests, different military factions have been jos...

Read more

16 April 2019  

Haftar's march on Tripoli

on Libya

Khalifa Haftar’s 4 April announcement declaring his march on Tripoli, and the subsequent attack on the Libyan capital by his forces, threaten to gravely impact the a...

Read more

16 February 2019  

Uncertainty follows Moroccan-Saudi spat

on Morocco

By Hassan Aourid Moroccan-Saudi relations have never been as cool and strained as they have become in the past week, following a report on the Western Sahara disputebroa...

Read more

12 October 2018  

Ethiopia, Eritrea: An unlikely peace deal in a fractious region

on Ethiopia

The recent peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea, signed 16 September 2018, is set to have lasting consequences for both countries and for the Horn of Africa ...

Read more

06 April 2017  

Ensuring Somalia remains in conflict: Trump’s expanded ‘war on terror’

on Somalia

By Afro-Middle East Centre The 29 March decision by the administration of US president Donald Trump declaring Somalia an ‘area of active hostility’ will likely ensure an escalatio...

Read more

10 October 2016  

South Sudan: Beyond the logjam of UNSC Resolution 2304

on South Sudan

By Majak D’Agoôt and Remember Miamingi No country is entirely self-contained or lacking in interdependencies. These interlocking interests form the critical part of any country’s ...

Read more

28 April 2015  

Nigeria’s elections and future challenges

on Sub-Saharan Africa

By Afro-Middle East Centre The election of General Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s president will see a renewed focus by the government on domestic challenges posed by endemic...

Read more

26 September 2013  

Kenyan hostage crisis: The desperation of al-Shabab

on Sub-Saharan Africa

By Afro-Middle East Centre The hostage drama at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi over the past week has raised a number of questions about the Somali organisation al-Shabab. After the...

Read more

23 January 2013  

French military intervention will add to Mali’s problems

on Sub-Saharan Africa

By Afro-Middle east Centre   The north of Africa was plunged into yet another international conflict with France’s invasion of Mali on Friday, 11 January. Without im...

Read more

23 April 2019  

India in Kashmir: Risking peace as an antidote to war

on South Asia

By Ranjan Solomon On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber ...

Read more

28 August 2015  

Does Pakistan’s refusal to join Saudi Arabia in Yemen indicate…

on Pakistan

By Afro-Middle East Centre Allegedly, the current Saudi-led onslaught on Yemen has already caused destruction that resembles the destruction wrought in Syria over the la...

Read more

31 March 2012  

The feasibility of a continued United States presence in Afghanistan

on South Asia

By Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn Recent events in Afghanistan have fuelled speculation over the ability of international forces to continue their presence in the coun...

Read more

28 February 2012  

Dangerous uncertainty in Pakistan

on South Asia

By Junaid S. Ahmed With relations between Pakistan's civilian government and military incredibly tense, speculation is rife in the Pakistani and international media of a looming m...

Read more

30 May 2011  

Pakistan-USA relations in the post-Usama era

on South Asia

By Junaid S. Ahmad The assassination of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by US Special Forces was supposed to have been a landmark triumph that would bring peace and stability to the r...

Read more

13 December 2010  

Kashmir and Obama's Indian appeasement

on South Asia

By Mohammad Abdullah Gul Obama's recent jive with school children in Delhi symbolises the nature of the new relationship that is emerging between India and the United States of Am...

Read more

26 April 2017  

IS reorganising to face new challenges

on Political Islam

Reports in January 2017 that the leader of the Islamic State group (IS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had been killed, reports that he had been captured by Russian troops in Syria, and th...

Read more

07 March 2017  

IS in Africa: Containment and fragmentation

on Political Islam

By Afro-Middle East Centre With the Islamic State group (IS) losing territory in Syria and Iraq, many believe that the group will use the territory it controls in Africa as a fall...

Read more

14 May 2016  

The Paradox of Survival and Expansion: How the Islamic State…

on Political Islam

Omar Ashour This paper examines the reasons for the military steadfastness of the Islamic State group (IS) in the face of local and international forces that are larger in numbers...

Read more

19 December 2015  

ISIS in Africa: Reality far different from IS propaganda

on Political Islam

By Afro-Middle East Centre The revelation that the alleged mastermind of the 13 November Paris attacks claimed by the Islamic State group (IS) was of Moroccan descent, the tur...

Read more

20 July 2015  

Remaining and expanding: Measuring the Islamic State group’s success in…

on Political Islam

By Afro-Middle East Centre Since its declaration of a ‘caliphate’ on 29 June 2014, the Islamic State group (IS), the brutal successor to al-Qa'ida, has gone from stren...

Read more

31 January 2012  

The rise of 'Ikhwanophobia': Fear of the Muslim Brotherhood

on Political Islam

By Dr. Mohsen Saleh Introduction Fear of the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwanal-Muslimoon), the leading Islamist movement, has gained unprecedented international prominence since the b...

Read more

18 February 2018  

Africa and the problem of foreign military bases

on 'War on terror'

At the establishment of the African Union (AU) in May 2001, discourses about human security and counter terrorism were ubiquitous both globally and on the continent. In Africa, the...

Read more

21 November 2015  

The Paris attacks: Aftermath and the Islamic State group’s future

on 'War on terror'

By Afro-Middle East Centre The terror unleashed on Paris streets on 13 November reverberated throughout the world. From the G20 summit in Antalya to social media debates about how...

Read more

28 May 2010  

Al-Qaeda in the New National Security Strategy

on 'War on terror'

By Mark Lynch The Obama administration's new National Security Strategy has been released today. It goes a long way towards providing a coherent framework for American foreign pol...

Read more

16 February 2010  

Pakistan’s attitude towards Obama’s plan to negotiate with the Taliban

on 'War on terror'

By Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gilani U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to negotiate with the Taliban in Afghanistan has generally been welcomed in Pakistan. It is being seen as a vindication...

Read more

07 February 2010  

Mission Absolute: American hegemony in space

on 'War on terror'

By Sourav Roy Come April 2010, officials from the sleepy Polish municipality of Morag will be gearing up for perhaps their most critical assignment in the new decade. Their job wi...

Read more

Has Iran begun to back down on Syria?

Using the ethical pretext

It is possible that the Iranian government is certain about evidence that alleges that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons on 21 August in Ghouta. If true, this would pose an ethical dilemma for the Islamic Republic, including in how it presents the case to its citizens. Turning a blind eye to this information would also undermine the decades-long attempts by the Iranian government to punish those responsible for targeting citizens with internationally-banned chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war.

Iranian records indicate that the Iranian government is seeking to prosecute 400 international companies accused of providing assistance in the field of chemical weapons to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s regime.[1] A Dutch company has already been prosecuted for its involvement. Tehran has hosted several meetings to discuss this issue; one of the most important was an international meeting held in 2007 to discuss the effects of chemical weapons against Iran. Iran annually commemorates the chemical weapons attacks against it by the Iraqi army. The Iranian foreign ministry, in collaboration with various Iranian organisations – including the Foundation for Protection of Chemical Weapons’ Victims – also regularly publishes research to discuss the political, legal, medical, social and human rights aspects of this issue. The Martyrs’ Foundation claims that 100 000 Iranians were injured as a result of exposure to chemical gases during that war. This issue was highlighted again recently when CIA documents obtained by Foreign Policy magazine confirmed that Washington had assisted the Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein, to launch a chemical attack – using nerve gas – against Iranian troops.[2]

It cannot simply be assumed that Rouhani’s tweets suggest a new Iranian position. However, they are not only Rouhani’s personal opinion, but reflect a possible change in Tehran’s stance. Although Iran will obscure this change with an ethical pretext, the actual issue might be deeper; it is possible that it is related to Iran’s inability to manoeuvre on the Syrian question. In contrast to previous discourse, the phrase ‘extremist militant groups’ is not found in Rouhani’s tweets. This may be the beginning of his quest to follow a more realist and softer path in Iranian foreign policy on a number of issues, including Syria. Furthermore, Tehran does not want to overstep the Russian position, which has already softened.

The content and tone of the discourse of political and military leaders in Iran clearly indicate a declining possibility of military confrontation between Iran and western powers over Syria. Remarks by Revolutionary Guard commanders had previously asserted that any military action against Syria would be regarded as a direct strike against Iran. Recent statements have been warnings to the United States that crossing the red line in Syria would have disastrous repercussions,[3] that the subsequent situation in the region would not be in Israel’s favour, and that Iran would be forced to defend itself against direct and indirect threats.[4]

This warning tone characterised the assertion of the Iranian supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, that US intervention would be disastrous for the region and the USA. He maintained that foreign intervention would be ‘a spark near a barrel of gunpowder’, and that it would only lead to stoking the flames of war and conflict.[5] Despite reports of Khamenei’s refusal to enter into mediations presided over by Oman, it seems clear that the leader’s issues were warnings, not threats.

It is noticeable that the chairperson of the Iranian Shura Council, Ali Larijani, made stronger statements than those of the military leaders. Yet he also avoided referring to an Iranian reaction. In relation to a Syrian response, he said:

The potential air raids that are launched against Syria, which has suffered from widespread destruction at the hands of terrorists in the last two years, will not be as harsh as what others will receive from Syria itself. If westerners and certain countries in the region want to ignore international laws and norms in favour of the Zionist entity during this venture, there is no reason for Syria to respect them either.

Larijani asserted that it was naïve of the countries ‘participating in a venture against Syria’, to believe that they would succeed in making subsequent substantial changes in a ‘hit-and-run’ attack. This is especially true given the current circumstances, and the interests of these countries. If these countries intervene, he said, they would enter into a war with unknown results…their plan seems to be based on weak foundations.[6] Larijani’s statements may have signalled the formation of a more hardline parliamentary bloc opposing Rouhani’s foreign policy. The overall statements of political and military leaders in Iran, however, corresponded with the milder tone of major leaders in the Revolutionary Guard and the army. This concurs with Iran’s deep strategic interests in Syria, and the fact that ‘the Iranian response to a military strike will be timely’.[7]

The Syrian crisis dominated talks recently held in Tehran during the visit by UN envoy Jeffrey Feltman, who had been at the forefront of those accusing Asad of assassinating the former Lebanese prime minister, Rafik al-Hariri. Syria was also the focus of the visit of the Sultan of Oman, Sultan Qaboos. It was reported that he had conveyed messages from the USA to Khamenei regarding Syria.

An Iranian military response would certainly have a negative impact on Iran’s negotiations with the West, and on the issue of sanctions relief. Tehran does not seem willing to sacrifice its interests for its ally.[8]

Iran is undoubtedly aware that Syria is in a chaotic state. This makes it difficult for Iran to believe that the Asad regime won’t negatively impact the nuclear talks, which is Iran’s highest priority. Iran’s declining ability to manoeuvre on Syria is closely linked to its need to end the logjam in its foreign policy relating to a number of issues, particularly Syria. Iran is seeking an influential role in reorganising a post-Asad Syria, which is a similar role to the one it played in Afghanistan. This necessity is enhanced by the fact that a military strike against Syria would confront Rouhani’s foreign policy, led by his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, with major complications that would compel Iran to find pragmatic solutions. This is especially true since the selection of Zarif as foreign minister, and since the leader of a negotiating team regarding the nuclear issue sent messages to the USA that Iran was serious about ending the tension and resolving disputed issues. Zarif was part of the negotiating team to end the Iraq-Iran war, and he also participated in negotiations on Afghanistan with the USA after the 9/11 attacks.

Three options

Generally, depending on the overall political conduct of Iran, it has three options in the case of a US-led military strike against Syria:[9]

  1. Silence. If a military strike was only a warning to Asad’s government, and lasted only a few days, it will not lead to drastic changes in the balance of power between the regime and the opposition. It is likely that the Islamic Republic will then resort only to verbal condemnation. This supposition is supported by the fact that the government seeks to avoid creating new tensions with the rest of the world, and that it seems determined to strengthen diplomatic relations and negotiated solutions to resolve the nuclear crisis. It therefore does not make sense that Rouhani’s government would engage in a clash with major powers because of a limited military intervention in Syria.
  2. Indirect Intervention. If US military intervention crosses the line of being a mere warning – in terms of resulting in a change in the power relations between the Syrian regime’s army and the rebels, it will increase the chances of the fall of Bashar al-Asad. This might cause Iran to respond indirectly through Hizbullah, and through some Palestinian factions such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, whose ties with Iran have recently been strengthened. It is unlikely that Hizbullah will be able to move away from the overall Iranian direction. Despite having nearly 60 000 rockets including, several hundred medium-range ones with high destructive ability,[10] Hizbullah’s involvement in such a war will depend on decisions made by Iran, and Hizbullah will have to assess the consequences of striking Israel, as the Israeli response will not be limited.
  3. Direct intervention. This scenario seems the least plausible, but not entirely unlikely, considering the path that Iran’s foreign policy has been forging for more than three decades. Iran’s position will thus be strongly associated with the Russian and Chinese positions, despite Iran’s preferences to act on its own.

*Dr. Fatima Alsmadi is a senior researcher at Al Jazeera Center for Studies, and an expert on Iranian affairs. She specialises in Central Asia studies.


Al Jazeera Net (2007) ‘During its war with Iraq: Iran pursues companies it accuses of arming Saddam, Al Jazeera Net, 23 October. http://www.aljazeera.net/news/pages/b57820b6-3713-4736-88b8-cb532bc3dcdc.

Harris, Shane and Aid, Matthew (2013), ‘Secret CIA files prove America helped Saddam as he gassed Iran’, Foreign Policy, 16 August. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/08/25/secret_cia_files_prove_america_helped_saddam_as_he_gassed_iran.

Deutsche Welle (2013), ‘Syrian developments: Syria and Iran warned against military action’, 25 August. http://www.dw.de/%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86-%D9%88-%D8%B3%D9%88%D8%B1%DB%8C%D9%87-%D8%AF%D8%B1-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%AF-%D8%AD%D9%85%D9%84%D9%87-%D9%86%D8%B8%D8%A7%D9%85%DB%8C-%D8%A8%D9%87-%D8%B3%D9%88%D8%B1%DB%8C%D9%87-%D9%87%D8%B4%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%86%D8%AF/a-17043597.

Al Hayat (2013), ‘Iranian military official: Iran will be forced to defend itself against any threats’, 25 August. http://alhayat.com/Details/545073

Tabnak (2013), ‘America will incur damages in Syria as in Iraq and Afghanistan’, Tabnak News Website, 28 August. http://www.tabnak.ir/ar/news/14656/.

Tabnak (2013), ‘Ali Larijani: Fanning the flames of war will harm the naive countries in the region’, Tabnak News Website, 28 August. http://www.tabnak.ir/ar/news/14657/.

Iran Diplomacy (2012), ‘Iran’s response to a possible strike’, Iran Diplomacy, 6 August. http://www.irdiplomacy.ir/fa/page/1920478/%D9%88%D8%A7%DA%A9%D9%86%D8%B4+%D8%AA%D9%87%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86+%D8%A8%D9%87+%D8%AD%D9%85%D9%84%D9%87+%D8%A7%D8%AD%D8%AA%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%84%DB%8C+.html.

Iran Diplomacy (2012), ‘Will Rouhani’s road be more difficult? The impact of attacking Syria on negotiations with Iran’, Iran Diplomacy, 6 August. http://www.irdiplomacy.ir/fa/page/1920491/%D8%AA%D8%A7%D8%AB%DB%8C%D8%B1+%D8%AD%D9%85%D9%84%D9%87+%D8%A8%D9%87+%D8%B3%D9%88%D8%B1%DB%8C%D9%87+%D8%A8%D8%B1+%D9%85%D8%B0%D8%A7%DA%A9%D8%B1%D9%87+%D8%A8%D8%A7+%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86+.html.

Iran Diplomacy (2013), ‘Iran’s options in face of a military strike on Syria’, Iran Diplomacy, 6 September. http://www.irdiplomacy.ir/fa/page/1920484/%DA%AF%D8%B2%DB%8C%D9%86%D9%87+%D9%87%D8%A7%DB%8C+%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86+%D8%AF%D8%B1+%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%B1+%D8%AD%D9%85%D9%84%D9%87+%D8%A8%D9%87+%D8%B3%D9%88%D8%B1%DB%8C%D9%87+.html.

al-Doweri, Fayez (2013) ‘Options for military action against Syria’, Al Jazeera Center for Studies, 28 August. http://studies.aljazeera.net/reports/2013/08/201382893040564778.htm.

AMEC's recent books

The Battle for Justice in Palestine

January 19, 2014

Buy your copy now Winner of the 2014 Palestine Book Award Efforts to achieve a “two-state solution” have fin...

Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East

January 19, 2014

Buy your copy now While the outcomes of the tumultuous uprisings that continue to transfix the Arab world rem...

Tomorrow's Battlefield: US Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa

January 19, 2014

Buy your copy now You won’t see segments about it on the nightly news or read about it on the front page of A...

AMEC insights Volume 1 - 2014

January 19, 2014

Buy your copy now AMEC insights 2014 brings together the series of AMEC briefs and AMEC insights published by...

Media Gallery

22 July 2019  

Sudan Seminar: Sudan struggling for democracy resisting…

Events in the Sudan since the ouster of long-time ruler Omar Al-Bashir have developed into a stalemate as protesters and military jostle for control.  With the army increasing using violence against t...

Pictures

Read more

14 June 2019  

Conference on Migration that AMEC co-hosted with the…

Throwback to May 15, when IFAS-Recherche had the pleasure to organise a conference hosted by specialists of migrations in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle-East.The first panel composed of Tanya Zack ...

Pictures

Read more

03 June 2019  

Ebrahim Deen on Resignation of Algerian President Bouteflika

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned...that's according to STATE TV. The ailing 82-year-old Bouteflika has been clinging to power despite weeks of protests that first erupted in Februa...

Videos

Read more

16 April 2019  

Khalifah troop Invasion of Tripoli

Libya's Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeg has labelled Khalifa Haftar's troop invasion of Tripoli as a coup. Maiteeg says Haftar is trying to take power by force, to control the city and get back to...

Videos

Read more

Upcoming Events

Follow Us On Twitter

Like us on facebook

Like on Facebook

Find Us on Facebook