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The Middle East International Affairs Programme (MEIAP) at IDEAS is dedicated to enhancing our understanding of the region stretching from the Maghreb, through the Levant and the Gulf to South West Asia. It aims to bring to bear the insights of academic research in illuminating the origins and development of contemporary issues in the region. » More about MEIAP|

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Islamists in Power - Governing the Arab World|

Wednesday 21 November 2012, 6.30pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Gilles Kepel; Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun

 
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Special Report: After the Arab Spring - Power Shift in the Middle East|

In one of the most comprehensive reports produced by LSE IDEAS, experts examine the short-term implications of the uprisings in the region on both the domestic level of countries in the region, as well as on regional geopolitics.

 

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