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Middle East / North Africa

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The Middle East and North Africa Programme at IFRI aims to provide expertise on the trends and developments in politics, societies and economies across the region. The programme has the following objectives: Propose a new approach towards the MENA region through an analysis of local, regional and international dynamics with the potential to guide and influence new policies. Highlight the role of foreign powers which have traditionally been present in the region and analyse the new role taken on by emerging countries. Anticipate new directions and outlooks in each country. Interpret risks and potential and put forward new templates for analysis. The programme has built a dense network of researchers and experts who provide expertise on the MENA region and working together on a range of crosscutting themes.
Denis BAUCHARD

Advisor for the Middle East at Ifri

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Après une première phase (2011-2013) ayant permis de produire plusieurs études et débats centrés notamment sur le Maghreb, le Moyen-Orient et l’Afrique, le partenariat entre l’Ifri et l’OCP Policy Center a pour objectif d’élargir le spectre des travaux de recherche à d’autres thématiques...
31/03/2017

France’s current presidential campaign has created an unprecedented situation fuelled by revelations and a total absence of restraint, but it has not truly taken account of the disruptions of the last year: Brexit, the attempted coup in Turkey, the election of Donald Trump, the recapturing of...

16/11/2016

What will become of US foreign policy under Donald Trump? A selection of Ifri researchers has come together to offer their thoughts on this question. Our experts cover an array of topics through 14 contributions, ranging from the future Sino-American relations, through US engagement in the...

06/07/2016
By: Shany MOR

What is the proper place and forum for decisions about war and peace in a democracy? There is surprisingly little consensus on this matter, not in theory and not in practice. While in Iraq, Libya and Syria, all Western actions have ended in failure, it seems necessary to analyze the place and...

20/07/2015
By: Otaviano CANUTO

Brazil’s economy is currently undergoing the effects of a double whammy. On the macroeconomic policy front, fiscal adjustment is being implemented in tandem with a double realignment of relative prices. On the microeconomic side, a corruption scandal around procurement of the state-controlled...

23
Nov
2017
Thursday 23 November 2017
from 10:00 to 12:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in the aftermath of the World War I, efforts by both regional or international powers to build a sustainable regional order in the Middle East have failed. While some debate on the best conceivable order for the region, others argue that we should...

18
Sep
2017
Monday 18 September 2017
from 09:30 to 17:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

In 2013, Chinese president Xi Jinping first unveiled his broad vision to develop regional connectivity and infrastructure across Eurasia that would later be officially named the Belt and Road Initiative (or yi dai yi lu, One Belt, One Road, or OBOR).