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COVID-19 in the Middle East: Different Regimes, Different Responses

COVID-19 in the Middle East: Different Regimes, Different Responses

Friday, 03 Jul 2020

​In May, a new PRIO Middle East Centre project started. The project, entitled 'Reacting to COVID-19 Across the MENA region', aims to explore how Middle East states reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic and what these varied reactions say about the regimes in question, combining statistical analysis of regional patterns with five case studies: Jordan, Turkey, Iran, Israel, and Palestine. The case studies are now published in the MidEast Policy Brief series, with an accompanying PRIO Paper presenting the statistical analysis.

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Announcing a New Partnership Between PRIO and UNESCWA

Announcing a New Partnership Between PRIO and UNESCWA

Friday, 03 Jul 2020

​For many years, PRIO and UNESCWA have collaborated on reports on trends in conflict and governance in the Arab region. This collaboration will now be strengthened and expanded through a new formalised partnership between the organisations. 

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June Issue of Gender, Peace and Security Update is Out

June Issue of Gender, Peace and Security Update is Out

Friday, 03 Jul 2020

The June 2020 issue of the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is out now.


The PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update (GPS Update) is an electronic newsletter launched by the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security in response to growing interest among the public for information about gender, peace and security issues.

For any queries regarding the GPS Update, contact the editors at johelv@prio.org.

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Journal of Peace Research, Security Dialogue: Improved Rankings

Journal of Peace Research, Security Dialogue: Improved Rankings

Wednesday, 01 Jul 2020

Security Dialogue (SD) and the Journal of Peace Research (JPR) remain in the top quartile of journal rankings.

Clarivate's Journal Citation Reports (previously Web of Science/Thomson Reuter's) show the journals' two-year Impact Factor (IF). This is the most commonly used metric of journal influence measuring the average number of citations to articles published in the last two volumes.

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Call for applications to the PhD course International Mediation: Theory, Cases and Skills [NEW DATES]

Call for applications to the PhD course International Mediation: Theory, Cases and Skills [NEW DATES]

Friday, 26 Jun 2020

​The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the PhD course "International Mediation: Theory, Cases and Skills" to take place at PRIO in Oslo on 14-18 December 2020. The course is organized in collaboration with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and PRIO.

The deadline for applications is 1 July 2020.

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