Events

AJCS to host web conference on conflict in eastern Mediterranean

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:40

Al Jazeera Centre for Studies in concert with Al Jazeera Mubasher, is organising a web conference to discuss the escalation of tensions in the eastern Mediterranean and its regional and international implications on Tuesday and Wednesday, 23-24 September 2020.

Policy Briefs

Turkey and Greece: pouring gas on the eastern Mediterranean dispute

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 09:19

The Turkish-Greek conflict over maritime borders is unlike any other in the world. Not only does it involve potentially vast wealth under the seabed in the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean, it relies on div…

Policy Briefs

Turkey and Egypt: toward a necessary de-escalation

Tue, 09/01/2020 - 18:31

Despite the recent escalation and the stark divide between their vision of their interests and roles, both Turkey and Egypt realise that a direct clash would be damaging for both of them. In fact, there are ind…

Policy Briefs

The fourth coup: Mali between peaceful transition and security vacuum

Sun, 08/30/2020 - 11:47

A group of Malian soldiers overthrew President Keita and formed a committee to lead the country. This was welcomed internally and denounced externally. However, their mission now faces domestic and foreign pres…

Policy Briefs

The French initiative: technocratic fixes for Lebanon’s chronic crises

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 10:30

Major Lebanese factions are urgently trying to fulfill French demands for the formation of a technocratic government that opens the door for international aids and alleviates public anger and increasing foreign…

Turkey and Greece: pouring gas on the eastern Mediterranean dispute

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 09:19

The Turkish-Greek conflict over maritime borders is unlike any other in the world. Not only does it involve potentially vast wealth under the seabed in the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean, it relies on div…

Turkey and Egypt: toward a necessary de-escalation

Tue, 09/01/2020 - 18:31

Despite the recent escalation and the stark divide between their vision of their interests and roles, both Turkey and Egypt realise that a direct clash would be damaging for both of them. In fact, there are ind…

Reports

From Blind Reliance to Contractual Convenience: The Recent Pakistani-Saudi Rift

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 14:14

Currently, neither Pakistan nor Saudi Arabia can afford any form of immediate disconnect, in the short to medium term; hence, they will adhere to the norms of caution and compromise. However, in the long term,…

COVID-19: The Lingering Conflict and the Regional Balance of Power in Yemen

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 20:50

The longer the pandemic lasts, with its detrimental financial and social effects, the higher the chances for terrorist groups to increase their influence in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria and spread this to neighbourin…

The Islamic Group and Lebanon’s Popular Uprising*

Mon, 07/20/2020 - 10:42

While a number of key and effective groups within the Lebanese regime stood against the Hirak movement, other parties, though few in number, provided the popular movement with unconditional support, as in the c…

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Reports

How Arab States Take on Coronavirus: Morocco as a Case Study

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 17:14

Tremendous socio-economic and political challenges are facing Morocco during the Coronavirus crisis. Regardless of the promising signs of a short-term momentum in unity and institutional trust, the institutiona…

Reports

The Shifting Geopolitics of Coronavirus and the Demise of Neoliberalism – (Part 1)

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 11:30

One should highlight the distance between fiction and reality. However, a number of China politics observers and Western military officials have claimed a strong link between Coronavirus and recent research con…

Reports

The Emergence of Another African Conflict: Egypt, Ethiopia and Geopolitics of the Renaissance Dam

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 11:58

Very few consider that despite the possibility of conflict or cooperation, such changes in the exploitation of the Nile River resources are due to changing relations and the need to address long-standing unfair…

Reports

The Shifting Geopolitics of Coronavirus and the Demise of Neoliberalism – (Part 2)

Sun, 03/22/2020 - 10:30

What is needed now, more than ever, is a public debate of moral autonomy of citizens in redefining the rights and obligations of the state and reconstructing their moral authority. The debate needs to kick off…

Reports

China’s Battle with Coronavirus: Possible Geopolitical Gains and Real Challenges

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 12:10

China has tried to take advantage of the Coronavirus crisis to boost its international role and status. Nonetheless, China’s own mistakes in battling the virus as well as diplomatic aggressiveness have raised d…

Policy Briefs

What Comes after the Pandemic?: Predicting the World to Come*

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 08:00

There is no doubt that it is a terrible pandemic, but it seems that modern humans have yet to gain the level of wisdom necessary to see through to the catastrophic consequences of their way of life, organizatio…

Publications

The Experience of Good Governance in Qatar: Levers of Sustainable Development and Social Empowerment (1995–2013)

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 09:02

Al Jazeera Centre for Studies has released a new book, The Experience of Good Governance in Qatar: Levers of Sustainable Development and Social Empowerment (1995–2013), that aims to encourage further academic i…

Intra-Gulf Relations: The Dilemma of Strategic Void and Fragmentation (1971-2018)

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 08:05

Al Jazeera Centre for Studies has recently published a book entitled Intra-Gulf Relations: The Dilemma of Strategic Void and Fragmentation (1971 –2018) by Dr. Mohammed Al-Misfer.

Federalism in Somalia: Aspirations of Partition and Challenges to Unity

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 08:04

AJCS published a new book this month entitled Federalism in Somalia: Aspirations of Partition and Challenges to Unity by Shafei Abtidoon. It sheds light on the impact of federalism on Somalia's present and…

Dossiers

Media in Political Transition: The Case of Turkey

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 08:11

As part of the research project between AJCS and the University of Cambridge entitled, Media in Political Transition: The Case of Turkey, these studies present the findings of the original research conducted in…

Democracy and Human Rights in Islam

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 01:51

Events

News

Introductory seminar on AJCS publications in Arabic Book Fair in EU

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 11:36

Al Jazeera Centre for Studies is participating in the Arabic Book Fair in Europe, set to take place in Sweden, with a webinar entitled, “An introduction to AJCS publications & Discussion of Qatar’s Resilien…

AJCS explores the implications of Israel’s annexation of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 22:01

AJCS hosted Dr. Hani al-Masri, Director General of the Palestinian Centre for Policy Research and Strategic Studies (Masarat) in an online roundtable discussion to discuss Israel’s annexation of lands in the We…