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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.
Dorothée SCHMID

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Ifri’s Turkey Program

Bakawan ADEL

Associated Research Fellow at IFRI's Turkey and Middle-East Program

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Galip DALAY

Associated Research Fellow at Middle-East and Turkey Program

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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...
23/05/2018

The Chinese presence in the Mediterranean is raising new questions among the diplomatic services of the Maghreb countries, as well as those of southern Europe. Indeed, over the past five years, China has been translating its national priorities with increasing activism in the Mediterranean....

18/05/2018
By: Thomas GOMART, Robin NIBLETT, Daniela SCHWARZER, Nathalie TOCCI

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), will severely degrade regional and global security. His decision has increased the risk of war and a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and beyond. ...

13/04/2018
By: Thomas GOMART, Marc HECKER, (eds.)

How can we define Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy since he took office? After Nicolas Sarkozy’s brazen style of “gutsy diplomacy” and François Hollande’s “normal diplomacy”, the eighth president of the Fifth Republic seems to have opted for an agile classicism. In substance, he makes no claim...

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).