Conflict Research Programme

Violence and Political Markets in Africa and the Middle East

Duration: April 2017–March 2021
Supported by: UK Department for International Development

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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland, Baghdad, Iraq, 2007 (CC BY 2.0)

The Conflict Research Programme (CRP) is funded by the UK Department for International Development to provide research and policy advice on how the risk and impact of violent conflict might be more effectively reduced through development and governance interventions.  The programme examines contexts in Africa and the Middle East where state authority is contested and where state-building projects are manifestly failing. Key sites of research will include DRCongo, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, and Syria.

The Middle East Centre is leading the research on Iraq and on wider Middle East drivers of conflict. Our partner in Iraq is the Institute of Regional and International Studies at the American University of Iraq Suleimani.

The programme is based in the LSE Department of International Development and is directed by Mary Kaldor, Professor of Global Governance.


MEC Project Team

Toby Dodge

Professor Toby Dodge

Toby is Director of the LSE Middle East Centre, Kuwait Professor and Professor in the International Relations Department at LSE. 

Zeynep Kaya

Dr Zeynep Kaya

Zeynep is Research Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre and the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security. 

Jessica Watkins

Dr Jessica Watkins

Jessica is Research Officer at the Middle East Centre.

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Dr Christine van den Toorn

Christine is Director of Institute of Regional and International Studies, the American University of Iraq Suleimani.

 

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