Locations

Middle East

Select a country in the map above or list below to find relevant staff, as well as publications, projects, news or events relevant to that region.

People

Are Hovdenak

Are Hovdenak

Researcher

Håvard Mokleiv Nygård

Håvard Mokleiv Nygård

Senior Researcher. Managing Editor, International Area Studies Review

Hilde Henriksen Waage

Hilde Henriksen Waage

Research Professor

Jacob Høigilt

Jacob Høigilt

Senior Researcher

Marte Heian-Engdal

Marte Heian-Engdal

Senior Researcher

Naima Mouhleb

Naima Mouhleb

Researcher & Research Assistant

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Høigilt, Jacob (2017) Å balansere på en knivsegg [Balancing on a Knife Edge], Babylon - nordisk tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier 15(1): 50–59.
Høigilt, Jacob (2017) Egyptian Comics and the Challenge to Patriarchal Authoritarianism, International Journal of Middle East Studies 49(1): 111–131.
Takvam Kindt, Kristian ; Jacob Høigilt & Tewodros Aragie Kebede (2016) Writing Change: Diglossia and Popular Writing Practices in Egypt, Arabica 63: 324–376.
Høigilt, Jacob (2015) Fatah from Below: The Clash of Generations in Palestine, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 43(4): 456–471.
Baev, Pavel K. (2015) Russia as Opportunist or Spoiler in the Middle East?, The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs 50(2): 8–21.
Høigilt, Jacob (2014) Prophets in their own country? Hizb al-Tahrir in the Palestinian context, Politics, Religion & Ideology 15(4): 504–520.
Heian-Engdal, Marte; Jørgen Jensehaugen & Hilde Henriksen Waage (2013) ‘Finishing the Enterprise’: Israel's Admission to the United Nations, International History Review 35(3): 465–485.
Høigilt, Jacob (2013) Islamism and Education: The Nature and Aims of Islamic Schools in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Middle East Critique 22(1): 63–76.
Kverme, Kai & Jacob Høigilt (2012) Elsker, elsker ikke… Libanon, Palestina og Syria, Internasjonal politikk 70(4): 520–528.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen; Marte Heian-Engdal & Hilde Henriksen Waage (2012) Securing the State: From Zionist Ideology to Israeli Statehood, Diplomacy & Statecraft 23(2): 280–303.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen & Hilde Henriksen Waage (2012) Coercive Diplomacy: Israel, Transjordan and the UN—a Triangular Drama Revisited, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 39(1): 79–100.
Tiller, Stian Johansen & Hilde Henriksen Waage (2011) Powerful State, Powerless Mediator: The United States and the Peace Efforts of the Palestine Conciliation Commission, 1949–51, International History Review 33(3): 501–524.
Bangstad, Sindre & Jacob Høigilt (2011) Hvordan forstå Muslimbrødrene? Islamisme i den arabiske og den europeiske konteksten [How to understand the Muslim Brothers? Islamism in the Arab and European context], Nytt norsk tidsskrift 28(2): 123–135.
Waage, Hilde Henriksen (2011) The Winner Takes All: The 1949 Island of Rhodes Armistice Negotiations Revisited, Middle East Journal 65(2): 279–304.

Monograph

Waage, Hilde Henriksen (2013) Konflikt og stormaktspolitikk i Midtøsten. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Book Chapter

Bjorvatn, Kjetil & Jacob Høigilt (2016) Youth and the Arab Revolutions, in Selvik, Kjetil; & Bjørn Olav Utvik, eds, Oil States in the New Middle East: Uprisings and stability. London: Routledge (39–56).
Waage, Hilde Henriksen (2013) Midtøsten - konfliktenes region [The Middle East - a region of conflict], in Waage, Hilde Henriksen; Rolf Tamnes; & Hanne Hagtvedt Vik, eds, Krig Og Fred I Det Lange 20. Århundre. Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk (114–136).
Waage, Hilde Henriksen (2012) Proactive Peace Diplomacy: Jan Egeland, in Mona Fixdal, ed., Ways Out of War: Peacemakers In the Middle East and Balkans. London: Palgrave Macmillan (91–118).

Non-refereed Journal Article

Høigilt, Jacob (2016) Islam og islamisme i konflikten mellom Israel og palestinere, Religion og livssyn. Tidsskrift for Religionslærerforeningen i Norge 28(3): 6–12.
Høigilt, Jacob & Jon Nordenson (2014) Tahrir-litteraturen [The Tahrir literature], Babylon 2014(1): 92–100.
(2005) Er Tyrkia USAs nye modell i midtøsten? [Is Turkey the USA's New Model in the Middle East?], Babylon 3(1): 50–55.

PRIO Report

Tønnesson, Stein; Øystein Noreng; Are Hovdenak; & Hilde Henriksen Waage (2005) Regime Stability in the Middle East, PRIO Report, 3. Oslo: PRIO.
Waage, Hilde Henriksen (2004) Peacemaking Is a Risky Business: Norway’s Role in the Peace Process in the Middle East, 1993–96, PRIO Report, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

Conference Paper

Høigilt, Jacob (2014) Fatah from below: The clash of generations in Palestine, presented at World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Ankara, 21 August.

PRIO Policy Brief

Paasonen, Kari & Henrik Urdal (2016) Youth Bulges, Exclusion and Instability: The Role of Youth in the Arab Spring, Conflict Trends, 3. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - External Series

Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv; & Håvard Hegre (2015) Protracted Conflict and Development in the Arab Region , E/ESCWA/ECRI/2015/2 UNESCWA Trends and Impacts Issue No. 4 , 4. New York: United Nations.
Carling, Jørgen (2015) Beyond Definitions: Global migration and the smuggling–trafficking nexus, RMMS Discussion Paper, 2. Nairobi: Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat.
Kårtveit, Bård; & Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2014) Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East: A Literature Review, CMI Working Paper, 5. CMI.
Baev, Pavel K. (2015) Could Russia become a serious spoiler in the Middle East?, PONARS Eurasia: Policy Memo, 359. Washington DC: George Washington University.
Høigilt, Jacob; Akram Atallah; & Hani el-Dada (2013) Palestinian youth activism: new actors, new possibilities?, NOREF Report. Oslo: NOREF.
Christophersen, Mona; Jacob Høigilt; & Åge A. Tiltnes (2012) Palestinian youth and the Arab Spring, NOREF Report. Oslo: NOREF.

Book Review

Høigilt, Jacob (2014) Review of Taking to the Streets: The Transformation of Arab Activism, in American Journal of Islamic Sciences 31(4): 111–114.

Blog Posts

A Bug in the System

Posted by Marte Heian-Engdal on Friday, 2 September 2016

Palestine does not exist on the map and is also not easy to find in the jam-packed schedules of diplomats working with the Middle East. A Twitter storm was unleashed a couple of weeks ago when rumours spread among pro-Palestinian activists that Google had removed Palestine from its mapping service. The internet ignited as only the internet can. The hashtag #PalestineisHere went viral, accompanied by demands that Google reinstate Palestine on its map. It turned out, as happens from time to time, that the rumour mill was quite simply ill-informed. Google rejected the story. It had certainly not deleted Palestine ...

Unfriended: How Russia's Syria Quagmire is Costing it Middle Eastern Allies

Posted by Pavel Baev on Friday, 8 January 2016

At a time when most Russians were taking a long break from politics until after the Orthodox Christmas on January 7, there has been no respite in Russia’s air operations in Syria, nor in the quarrel with Turkey. Rather than focus on the bread-and-butter issues of making ends meet, Russian policymakers seem to be instead preparing their next round of conflict escalation in an attempt to energize the populace around a new rallying cry. The Kremlin cannot afford a sobering up that awakens the public to the stress of falling incomes and shameless corruption. So, it is working to supply ...

The “Sunnification” of Turkey´s Foreign Policy

Posted by Pinar Tank on Monday, 17 August 2015

Two months is a long time in politics – even more so in Turkish politics. At the beginning of June, the Turkish election brought a wave of hope across the country with results that broke the majoritarian (and authoritarian) rule of the reigning Justice and Development Party (AKP). The pro-Kurdish People´s Democratic Party (HDP), winning 13% of the vote, managed to cross the 10% threshold so gaining representation in mainstream politics for Kurds – as well as liberals desperate for a new democratic force in Turkey´s staid political landscape. It was a political victory that promised a continued normalization in ...

Partnership of Contrarians

Posted by Pavel Baev on Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Russia connects with Turkey seeking opportunities in the Middle East. Violent conflicts in the Middle East gained new momentum in 2014, and the forceful multilateral efforts to contain them yielded far from satisfactory results. Both Russia and Turkey have remained aloof from these efforts, and often oppose US-led endeavors but they have major stakes in the overlapping regional conflicts and so are exploring opportunities to claim a key role in pro-active conflict management. Russia’s best opportunity to boost its role in the Middle East is by launching joint initiatives with Turkey. Energy ties are a less solid foundation for this ...