The Middle East and Global Review

The Middle East and Global Review

The Middle East and Global Review showcases the research output of the Center for Middle East and Global Order (CMEG) and of other scholars and practitioners working on transformations underway in the Middle East and the world order. Please find more information here.

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03 June 2024
Amin Naeni explores what a second term for Trump may mean for Iran.  There’s been much talk in recent months about what a possible second Donald Trump presidency in the…
28 March 2024
Ali Fathollah-Nejad and Amin Naeni argue that there is a stark disconnect between diplomatic gestures and tangible outcomes between Tehran and Riyadh. This stagnation raises…
14 March 2024
Shahram Akbarzadeh, Amin Naeni, Ihsan Yilmaz and Galib Bashirov detail new research on digital authoritarianism and the role of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) in Iran. The…
06 July 2023
Shirin Hakim argues that water issues have the potential to mobilize a new wave of activism in the Republic. Water has long shaped landscapes and civilizations. In the face of…
22 June 2023
Amin Naeni and Ali Fathollah-Nejad explore the tensions inherent in Iran's relationships with Saudi Arabia and China. The March 2023 agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia,…
16 June 2023
Rebekka Rexhausen argues that the West must adhere to human rights-centered foreign policy to address authoritarianism in Syria.  When on May 7 the Arab League announced it would…