PUBLICATIONS
  • Insight 174: Developments in the Middle East Insight Series- Iraq, Kurdistan and Kirkuk: Untying the Knot
    Developments in the Middle East Insight Series A Note from the Editorial Team Last Friday, Victor Kattan’s Insight focused on developments in Palestine with the landmark deal signed between Fatah and Hamas, possibly paving the way for a greater Palestinian unity against Israeli occupation. We continue to keep..
  • Insight 173: Developments in the Middle East Insight Series- A Heavy Dose of Realism Brought Hamas and Fatah Together
    By Victor Kattan CLICK HERE FOR PDF On October 12, 2017, Hamas signed a deal reconciling it with Fatah and its leader, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, after a decade of alienation and failed reconciliation attempts. Hamas agreed to disband its shadow administration and form a government of national unity with the Palestinian..
  • Insight 172: Developments in the Middle East Insight Series-The Coup-Country: Charting Turkey’s Post-Cold War Transformation
    Developments in the Middle East Insight Series A Note from the Editorial Team We continue to look at Developments in the Middle East and we thought it timely to re-issue an updated Insight on Turkey by Serkan Yolacan. In his article “The Coup Country: Charting Turkey’s Post-Cold..
BLOGS
  • News Roundup: 14th October - 20th October 2017
      Iraq’s Military Retakes Disputed Kirkuk and Oilfields from Kurdistan Three weeks after the Kurds held an independent referendum and achieved 93% “yes” votes, Baghdad launched a military operation to seize the previously Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk and its oilfields.   This latest development reverts Kurdish control..
  • News Roundup: 14th October - 20th October 2017
      Iraq’s Military Retakes Disputed Kirkuk and Oilfields from Kurdistan Three weeks after the Kurds held an independent referendum and achieved 93% “yes” votes, Baghdad launched a military operation to seize the previously Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk and its oilfields.   This latest development reverts Kurdish control..
  • News Roundup: 14th October - 20th October 2017
      Iraq’s Military Retakes Disputed Kirkuk and Oilfields from Kurdistan Three weeks after the Kurds held an independent referendum and achieved 93% “yes” votes, Baghdad launched a military operation to seize the previously Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk and its oilfields.   This latest development reverts Kurdish control..
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@MEI_NUS   Prof Ho had the privilege of being one of the Guests-of-Honour at the opening ceremony of @NTUsg's Eden in Iraq.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   MEI is proud to have signed an agreement with the Gulf Studies Center at Qatar Uni during the Emir's visit to S'pore.bit.ly/2yz6Sgt


@MEI_NUS   #MiddleEast has many examples of ingenious mechanical engineering. Barjeel (wind-catcher) is one of them. Learn mor… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


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@MEI_NUS   As a preview to our 5th ME 101 Lecture , we take a look at how the ICC dealt with the Mavi Marmara incident of 2010… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   During an @AJEnglish interview, @fanarhaddad highlighted the various divisions in both Kurdish & regional factions.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   The Military's role in Middle Eastern politics cannot be emphasized enough, as the Arab Spring of 2011 reminds us.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   .@fanarhaddad expounded the complexity of the #Kurdish issue in Iraq during his interview on @ChannelNewsAsiatwitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   Our Emirates NBD Middle East Essay Prize has come to an end! We will now begin our search for this year's lucky win… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   MEI's Fanar Haddad assesses the implications of the Kurdish Referendum for the Kurds in Iraq:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   In light of the Emir of Qatar's visit, Prof Ho shares his thoughts on the state's ties with Singapore.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…


@MEI_NUS   Our Special Insight, "A Heavy Dose of Realism Brought Hamas and Fatah Together," by @VictorKattan is out now! Read: nus.edu/2gBytnS


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@MEI_NUS   Keep an eye out for @VictorKattan's Special Insight on the deal between Hamas and Fatah! bit.ly/2gdtLQe


@MEI_NUS   In @G_Abaza's photo journal, everyday Egyptians give first-hand accounts of their economic struggles: bit.ly/2yo7nYm #MEIrecs


@MEI_NUS   MEI Salon next week will whet your appetite for all things Iranian! Friday, 20 Oct, 3pm. Register now: tinyurl.com/y9zsrzdu


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