Reports

Why Trump Rejects the Need from Middle Eastern Oil

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:33

It is the geopolitics rather than the economics of energy that will drive US interest, particularly as it regards efforts to change Iranian policies, if not the Iranian regime, as well as the longer-term power balance in the Middle East.

Reports

A Thick Cloud in the US-Iran Climate

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:06

Reports

Whatever His Title, He Plans to Remain in Charge: Is it a Solo ‘Tandemocracy’ Now?

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 12:38

The constitutional changes Putin has introduced certainly may give him far more opportunity, from whatever position he ends up in, to sideline officials he disagrees with than during the 2008-12 “tandemocracy”.

Reports

Seven Ironies of Reconstructing a New Security Paradigm in the Gulf

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 14:17

As the Trump White House has opted for those two ‘no-security’ and ‘less-Gulf oil export’ strategies, the U.S.-Gulf relations seem to be shifting into an unprecedented era of trust deficit and end of Gulf excep…

Events

Think tanks are necessary to reduce error in policy development and decision-making

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 10:54

A research seminar was hosted by Al Jazeera Centre for Studies (AJCS) and Brookings Doha Center on Sunday, 2 February 2020, under the title, “Why Think Tanks Matter: The Role of Think Tanks in Times of Crisis.”

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

Why Trump Rejects the Need from Middle Eastern Oil

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:33

It is the geopolitics rather than the economics of energy that will drive US interest, particularly as it regards efforts to change Iranian policies, if not the Iranian regime, as well as the longer-term power…

A Thick Cloud in the US-Iran Climate

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:06

Neither Iran nor the United States want a full-fledged military war but the Trump administration’s campaign of “maximum pressure” and Soleimani’s assassination mean the two foes remain on collision course.

Whatever His Title, He Plans to Remain in Charge: Is it a Solo ‘Tandemocracy’ Now?

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 12:38

The constitutional changes Putin has introduced certainly may give him far more opportunity, from whatever position he ends up in, to sideline officials he disagrees with than during the 2008-12 “tandemocracy”.

Popular

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

Seven Ironies of Reconstructing a New Security Paradigm in the Gulf

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 14:17

As the Trump White House has opted for those two ‘no-security’ and ‘less-Gulf oil export’ strategies, the U.S.-Gulf relations seem to be shifting into an unprecedented era of trust deficit and end of Gulf excep…

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

Uzbekistan’s New Parliament: Real Reform or Just the Will of the ‘President’s Men’?

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 12:35

Many Uzbek voters remain cynical about the December 22, 2019 ballots, which could not pave the way toward real political reform. Sceptics and supporters alike are unsure whether the new legislators would manage…

Dossiers

Water Security in the Gulf Region

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 08:33

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

AJCS launches its Lubab magazine 5th edition 

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 13:58

The newly-established magazine Lubab has devoted its fifth number to two set of strategic and media related themes:

AJCS ranked first in Gulf region for the third year

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 14:56

AJCS was ranked the top think tank in the Gulf region for the third year in a row by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania in its 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index and t…

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…