Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya and Tunisia after the Arab Spring

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Business and Entrepreneurship in MENA

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Apr25 Fadi Gandour

The Middle East Beyond ISIS: Business and Other Agents of Change

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Apr 22Chris Seppie

Religion and Human Security in the Eastern Mediterranean Today: Faith-based Responses to the Humanitarian Crisis

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Prime Minister Foud Sinora

The Emerging Middle East: Risks and Opportunities

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Turmoil in Yemen: Uprising, Civil War and Saudi Led-Intervention

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Fares Center in the News

Voice of America (May 13,2016): Nadim Shehadi quoted in a story on the death of a key suspect in the assassination of Rafik Hariri. Read here

France24 (May 2,2016):Nadim Shehadi discusses the souring of Lebanon-Saudi relations over Hezbollah's role in Syria. Watch here

TRTWorld (Apr 20,2016): Interview with Fares Center Director Nadin Shehadi on the US-GCC meeting in Riyadh. Watch here

Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy (Apr 18,2016) Satgin Hamrah interviews Banafsheh Keynoush, author and geopolitical consultant,  on the Iranian influence in MENA

Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy (Apr 2,2016): Satgin Hamrah comments on the legacies of  Iran-Iraq war. Read here

Kurdistan24 (Mar 20,2016): Shahla Al-kli's opinion piece on Islamic State: The Iraqization of al-Qaeda. Read here

Fletcher Forum (Mar 14,2016): Satgin Hamrah writes on the Iran-Iraq war and the sectarianism in the Middle East. Read here

Inside the Middle East (Mar 10,2016) Satgin Hamrah interviews Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on the Iran-Saudi rift

IranWire (Feb 25,2016): Nadim Shehadi weighs in on the Russia-Syria-Iran dynamics. Read here

E-International Relations (Feb 15, 2016): Satgin Hamrah interviews Dr. Salim al-Jabouri, speaker of the Iraqi parliament. Read here

Chicago Tribune (Feb 10,2016): Nadim Shehadi quoted on the Syrian crisis. Read here

VOA (Feb 6, 2016): Nadim Shehadi speaks to VOA on the Syrian opposition's consistent failure to create strong leadership. Read here

Nano News (Feb 2, 2016): Nadim Shehadi on the Syrian talks in Geneva. Read here

BBC World Service (Feb 1, 2016): Nadim Shehadi speaks on the failure of Syrian opposite to create credible leadership. Listen here

E- International Relations (Jan 6, 2016): An Interview with Nadim Shehadi. Read here

Common Wealth Magazine (Dec 17, 2015): Prof. Leila Fawaz's book the Land of Aching Hearts quoted in an insightful article titled "A Shattered Mosaic: Middle-Eastern Modernity Past & President". Read here

AlJazeera (Oct 10, 2015): The Syrian government tried to clone its system in Lebanon between 1990 and 2005, says Nadim Shehadi. Read here

VOA (Oct 4, 2015): Russia has no intention of hitting the Islamic State, says Nadim Shehadi. Read here

CS Monitor (Jul 23, 2015): Prof. Ibrahim Warde speaks on the role if Islamic finance in the growing economy. Read here

BloombergView (Jun 9, 2015): Despite being cut from the international financial system, Iran spends billions to aid Assad's regime, says Nadim Shehadi. Read here

VOA (Jun 2, 2015): Iran spent $14-$15 billion in both military and economic aid to the Syrian regime 2012-13, says Nadim Shehadi. Read here

BBC World Service (May 21, 2015): Nadim Shehadi speaks to BBC on the IS threat to Palmyra. Listen here

AlJazeera America (Jan 24, 2015): Prof. Ibrahim Warde speaks to AlJazeera America on the King Abdullah's initiatives in Saudi Arabia. Read here

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