Research Unit

Publications

  • EPC | 07 Oct 2019

    Internal and External Dynamics of a Rapidly Changing Turkey

    Turkey is today undergoing significant political turbulence. President Erdogan’s popularity is in decline and the incumbent Justice and Development Party (AKP) appears increasingly vulnerable to

  • EPC | 01 Oct 2019

    The UN Peacemaking Role in Yemen

    From the initial crisis surrounding political transition, and through the ensuing war, the United Nations (UN) has played a variety of roles in Yemen, under its mandate from the international community.

  • EPC | 25 Aug 2019

    Iraq’s Shifting Political Landscape and Foreign Policy Trajectories

    Following the defeat of ISIS in late 2017, Iraq has entered a new era. A number of key internal and external factors will determine Iraq’s future in this new epoch and will have a significant bearing on the security and stability of the entire region.

  • EPC | 07 Oct 2018

    Troubled Iran: Causes, Contexts and Consequences

    On December 28, 2017, massive popular protests erupted in the Islamic Republic of Iran, starting in Mashhad before engulfing more than eighty cities and towns across the country.

  • EPC | 16 Sep 2018

    Decoding Hezbollah

    The Lebanese Hezbollah experienced developments and transformations in recent years that would have ramifications on its trajectory and consequences on Lebanon and the region as a whole.

  • EPC | 16 Sep 2018

    Qatar Crisis Readings in the Boycott Outcomes and the Ramifications of Qatar's Obstinacy

    The states of the Arab Quartet believed that the boycott resolution of June 2017 would force Qatar to reconsider its destabilizing policies and end its support and funding for terrorism.

  • EPC | 29 Aug 2018

    Yemen's Political Groups and their Potential Roles in Peacemaking

    The political role of traditional parties and groups in Yemen has diminished during the course of the ongoing conflict; some have splintered into separate groups and many have lost much of their structural and organizational capabilities.

  • EPC | 23 Oct 2017

    The Next Day in Yemen: Exploring Key Post-War Issues and Challenges

    This paper seeks to explore the most important and prominent issues and challenges facing Yemen, both as a state and a society, in the period immediately following the end of current hostilities, and