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Hassan Mneimneh

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Can the World Afford to Condone the ‘Divided States of Syria’?July 03, 2014After more than three years of corrosive wars, Syria no longer exists as a nation-state. It has been replaced by disparate entities and precarious arrangements – to the detriment of the Syrian population.


A Strategic Missed Opportunity: Turkey in LebanonNovember 06, 2013

This policy brief argues that Turkey should be, but likely won't be, more involved in Lebanon.

Transatlantic Divergence in the MENA Region? The Question of HezbollahOctober 14, 2013

This policy brief argues that the political influence of Hezbollah is increasing at a time when transatlantic partners are still torn between different strategies.

Syria and Iraq ― Convergence and Divergence in U.S.-Turkish AssessmentsMay 02, 2013

This policy brief explains how Turkey's international credibility has suffered from the situations in Syria and Iran.

The Arab Spring: A Victory for Islamism?March 19, 2012

This Brussels Forum paper examines the impact of the Arab Spring on Islamism.

Looking East: The “Arab Spring” and the Relevance of East AsiaDecember 14, 2011

In these times of historic change affecting the Arab world, the moment may be opportune for the Middle East and East Asia to upgrade their engagement, bringing to the fore models of evolution and achievement that may benefit the new political and social order bound to emerge in the aftermath of the uprisings. The Asian experience of negotiating native authenticity and a modernity originating from the West has itself the potential of resetting the debate affecting the Arab world today.

Transformations in the Arab World: Elements for an AssessmentOctober 27, 2011

This brief outlines the broad similarities of the uprisings in the Arab world....