Publications

ETIM’s presence in Pakistan and China’s growing pressure
https://www.flickr.com/photos/peteropaliu/9084253362/in/photolist-eQKb2Y-jbRySX-6pnoqm-6pno85-6pieF8-6h6ScV-6pnmW3-8Tjde6-gMxJw-6piei4-959tVN-5Xrnen-ozEhE-k5Lmi4-e6vvGG-2ksawo-6RoMzE-959Q1f-5yAQGL-956Wt6-95aeGd-55T7k9-55T7P5-n3e3YU-j7kE6Y-o2gz1g-o2k7iQ-okhaiF-o2cXLT-5nyutK-5nysji-5nyx6n-9ULY5r-9UPQtm-5nyxk8-iS3y67-7jhGLJ-6dsaPk-55T6PY-55T4vy-55T677-55T5Ed-55T2q9-55T23q-55T6uu-55NRZk-iS2WRD-ampVZb-dLCfTZ-dFcMeP Zia Ur Rehman 18 August 2014
Pakistan and China have enjoyed friendly relations for six decades, but Beijing has now expressed concerns over links between Pakistan militants and the ethnic Uyghur Islamic militants belonging to the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM). Chinese authorities are said to be concerned about the presence of ETIM militants in Pakistani... more  
After Gaza, what’s next for Israel?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/6925741624/in/photolist-86NggF-87Dz4C-by1eGm-e1hkAc-oaQqtx-dwCCjH-3anBbC-hgySP-2ZVsS-kaGT7-eQ83Y-5MSyss-4eyXB-P914W-tcCt7-uytHU-8zEHS-C3YPa-5WGjyW-5F2tXE Noam Sheizaf 15 August 2014
The Gaza war might turn out not to be just another round of violence, but a turning point in the conflict. Israel is not likely to change its policies on its own, but the challenges it faces – many resulting from its own actions – are simply too great to ignore. more  
Forget about taming or disarming Hamas: cut it a deal it can’t refuse
Picture: Gaza-Israel Protest Near Times Square by BIPIN under CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode Rosemary Hollis 14 August 2014
A radical solution that places Hamas at the centre of negotiations is worth consideration, if only as a way to escape further time wasting on already defunct or moribund formulations. more  
Trapped outside politics: Egyptian independent unions’ democratising dilemma
Egyptian workers mach to Shura Council on May Day 2013 by Gigi Ibrahim with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/gigiibrahim/8719325837/in/photolist-ehuPN6-ehACEU-ehuESe-ehAtkm-ehuTqc-ehAyMY-ehuKUR-ehAAxE-ehAFb5-5RdRHz-5hw79G-5hwguC-5hwVW5-axhnAh-5hrGhX-5hwbxo-5hwmfs-6iyMJC-6iuFdP-5hufCM-5hwxJ3-9icwNv-7QQzTt-7Y1Sd5-9hUgtg-9hUeMR-6uiMHf-6uiKzj-9icL8D-kiPm9T-9hXiMA-9hXeCY-9hUbNK-6ueLxi-4XqbDz-4Xuj47-4XtMVB-4Xq7Kn-7VP8Ko-7Yo65S-7XY4A8-6uj21U-6uiZTq-6uiW99-6ueJNP-6ueNtV-6ueLFR-6ueRY6-6ueSoK-8RubeH Kristian Takvam Kindt 17 July 2014
Currently the independent trade union movement is one of the most active forces in Egyptian civil society. Since the 2011 revolution, on average three strikes per day have been organised. The demands are workplace specific, such as for higher wages, rather than for overall structural changes, however. Can these independent trade unions... more  
Triangle of change: the situation of women in Saudi Arabia
Saudi women walk inside the Faysalia shopping centre in Riyadh by Tribes of the World with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/92278137@N04/10755450904/in/photolist-hoquQG-82N9pJ-nH8jxA-9k7f3H-ZMCM-9k7fc2-7MEyho-7MEyd7-ecCyHy-4jcgTp-9kaipu-9k7enc-9k7dqD-7pU8t1-9k79tg-9kai8G-9kaemu-h2Ffwt-5KmxBY-5mDKAi-9k79Cn-9k76Zi-9k785V-9kafTE-9kaeuC-9kaePq-9k7dz8-9kaeWL-9kahzU-9kahrU-9kaizG-9kaeEd-5Eneq4-9UsoZB-4jgjUC-5ErrMJ-e8AQea-9E1P1o-----kA6duD-gjedXx-8SLBpS-fUtTuN-gtTtmf-61UfQr-8SHyPD-cD2huf Eman Alhussein 14 July 2014
An analysis which explains the complex and dynamic interactions between the social, legal and economic factors influencing Saudi women’s situation today in light of recent developments in the country. more  
View all

Featured

Stay informed

Subscribe to notifications from NOREF.

Follow NOREF

Recommended

 
Are the Sykes-Picot Borders Being Redrawn?
Carnegie Middle East Center
Are the Sykes-Picot Borders Being Redrawn?
Carnegie Middle East Center
 
BBC
BBC
US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat
US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat
Israel kills top Hamas commanders
Israel kills top Hamas commanders
Iran MPs dismiss science minister
Iran MPs dismiss science minister
 
Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
Israel kills three top Hamas commanders
Israel kills three top Hamas commanders
US troops entered Syria to find James Foley
US troops entered Syria to find James Foley
'World is watching' troubled US suburb
'World is watching' troubled US suburb
 
ISN
ISN
Economic and Security Reform in Japan
Economic and Security Reform in Japan
Semantics Matter: NATO, Cyberspace and Future Threats
Semantics Matter: NATO, Cyberspace and Future Threats
Five Long-Term Challenges for NATO beyond the Ukraine Crisis
Five Long-Term Challenges for NATO beyond the Ukraine Crisis