Events

The way to a new Gulf security order starts with dialogue and trust-building

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 11:27

“Toward a New Gulf Security Regime: Abandoning Zero-Sum Approaches” was brought to a close on 22 January 2020 after its participants shed light on internal and external variables that necessitate a new Gulf security regime that includes states that have interests in this vital part of the world.

Events

AJCS seminar concludes: New media has limited authoritarian regimes’ ability to control public opinion

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 15:11

A dialogue seminar organised by Al Jazeera Centre for Studies on Saturday, 11 January 2020, in Doha under the title “The Ro

Reports

The New Arab Uprisings: How the 2019 trajectory differs from the 2011 legacy? (Part 2)

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 12:13

In 2019, the Middle East seems beset by conflict, chaotic politics and dysfunctional economies. However, the mood of the people in Algeria, Sudan, Lebanon and Iraq is more defiant. Not since 2011 have we seen s…

Reports

The New Arab Uprisings: How the 2019 trajectory differs from the 2011 legacy? (Part 1)

Sun, 01/05/2020 - 17:33

In 2019,the Middle East seems beset by conflict, chaotic politics and dysfunctional economies.However, the mood of the people in Algeria,Sudan,Lebanon and Iraq is more defiant.Not since 2011 have we seen such p…

Policy Briefs

Popular Protests in Iraq: The Short- and Long-Term Repercussions

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 10:58

The protests, which began in early October, represent a popular rejection of the policies pursued by all Iraqi governments since 2003, which the protestors say have impoverished Iraqis, fomented ethnic and sect…

The Future of IS after Baghdadi

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 08:35

IS will face problems filling the vacuum left by Baghdadi and maintaining cohesion. It could also be weakened by internal factionalism or sustained pressure by the powers that seek to eradicate it.

Lebanese protests: cross-communal rage

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 06:21

Lebanon is witnessing protests that are unprecedented in size, reach and their surpassing of sectarian boundaries; and partial reforms and repeated warnings have been unable to stop or undermine them.

Reports

The New Arab Uprisings: How the 2019 trajectory differs from the 2011 legacy? (Part 2)

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 12:13

In 2019, the Middle East seems beset by conflict, chaotic politics and dysfunctional economies. However, the mood of the people in Algeria, Sudan, Lebanon and Iraq is more defiant. Not since 2011 have we seen s…

The New Arab Uprisings: How the 2019 trajectory differs from the 2011 legacy? (Part 1)

Sun, 01/05/2020 - 17:33

In 2019,the Middle East seems beset by conflict, chaotic politics and dysfunctional economies.However, the mood of the people in Algeria,Sudan,Lebanon and Iraq is more defiant.Not since 2011 have we seen such p…

The Geopolitics of a Latent International Conflict in Eastern Mediterranean

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 18:35

The conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean is dormant but could flare up at any moment, with serious consequences for North Africa, West Asia and Southern Europe. The militarization of the region and deep-rooted…

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Reports

The Geopolitics of a Latent International Conflict in Eastern Mediterranean

Mon, 12/23/2019 - 18:35

The conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean is dormant but could flare up at any moment, with serious consequences for North Africa, West Asia and Southern Europe. The militarization of the region and deep-rooted…

Reports

The Politics of Peace: The Collapse and Resumption of US-Taliban Peace Talks

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 11:48

Any renewed talks, as Trump hopes with Taliban, should consider developing a comprehensive regional agreement with Pakistan, Russia, China, and India with an objective of regional stability as it has profound i…

Reports

The New Arab Uprisings: How the 2019 trajectory differs from the 2011 legacy? (Part 1)

Sun, 01/05/2020 - 17:33

In 2019,the Middle East seems beset by conflict, chaotic politics and dysfunctional economies.However, the mood of the people in Algeria,Sudan,Lebanon and Iraq is more defiant.Not since 2011 have we seen such p…

Reports

The New Arab Uprisings: How the 2019 trajectory differs from the 2011 legacy? (Part 2)

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 12:13

In 2019, the Middle East seems beset by conflict, chaotic politics and dysfunctional economies. However, the mood of the people in Algeria, Sudan, Lebanon and Iraq is more defiant. Not since 2011 have we seen s…

News

AJCS and Gulf Studies Center conference to explore new approaches to Gulf security dilemma

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 14:26

Al Jazeera Centre for Studies and Qatar University’s Gulf Studies Center held a press conference in Doha on Wednesday, 15 January 2020, to present the themes of their upcoming research conference, “A New Gulf S…

Reports

Trump-Iran: The Political Ironies of ‘Maximum Pressure’ versus ‘Maximum Resistance’

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:32

Trump’s America is failing in its objectives to change Iranian behaviour and constrain its nuclear and missile programmes, and facing Iranian proxies throughout the region. History has shown that only dialogue…

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

Turkish support restores balance in Libya without the expropriation of its resources

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 12:50

Al Jazeera Centre for Studies organised a seminar in Ankara in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM) and in collaboration with Al Jazeera Mubasher entitled, “Eastern Mediterra…

AJCS and Gulf Studies Center conference to explore new approaches to Gulf security dilemma

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 14:26

Al Jazeera Centre for Studies and Qatar University’s Gulf Studies Center held a press conference in Doha on Wednesday, 15 January 2020, to present the themes of their upcoming research conference, “A New Gulf S…

AJCS Roundtable on Muslims’ Conditions in Xinjiang, China

Sun, 11/24/2019 - 09:43

Al Jazeera Centre for Studies (AJCS) hosted a Chinese government delegation including Deputy-Director of the Information Department in Xinjiang Xu Guixiang, several academics and researchers, and China’s ambass…