Regions and Powers

​​​The Regions and Powers research group examines the interplay between conflict dynamics in particular regions and the shifts in global power balance caused by the rise of new state-actors. Stimulating critical discussion and brainstorming, the group seeks to bring together theory-informed and policy-relevant analysis of two major themes:  

1. The evolving character of conflicts and the experiences in preservation of peace in several dynamic regional settings

2. The expanding interests of non-Western state-actors and their ambitions for altering the agenda on major international affairs.

30/05/2022
Abraham Accords on NRK Urix

Før måtte de skjule at de var jøder i arabiske land. Nå flytter mange jøder fra hele verden til muslimske Dubai. Hvorfor?

24/02/2022
Ukraine: PRIO Expertise

​The most relevant PRIO researchers to comment on aspects relevant to the Russia-Ukraine War are listed here.

04/02/2022
New Book on the Israel - Palestine Conflict

​Jørgen Jensehaugen has just published the book En kort introduksjon til Israel - Palestina-konflikten. [A brief introduction to the Israel - Palestine conflict]. There will be a book launch as soon as PRIO opens up for public events.

31/01/2022
Turkish Foreign Policy: The Lausanne Syndrome in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East

​In the context of rapid developments in Turkey and its broader geopolitical environment over the past decade, this book examines and conceptualises Turkey’s changing foreign policy towards a more assertive and revisionist paradigm.

08/11/2021
Moscow Pulled Between Afghanistan and Syria

​In an article for UIK Panorama, Research Professor Pavel Baev writes about the inherent weaknesses in Russia's capacity to pursue an ambitious foreign policy, which are getting exposed in the wake Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan. 

19/10/2021
MidEast Policy Brief: UN Humanitarian Aid Comes to Syria for Another Year

​In a MidEast Policy Brief, Research Professor Pavel Baev writes about the future of UN humanitarian aid to Syria, following the UN Security Council adoption of Resolution 2585 on 9 July 2021. Even though the resolution might appear to be a recycle of the compromise reached at the Security Council in 2020, it is different in many important aspects and will be tested again in 2022, argues Baev.

11/10/2021
Master’s Theses on the Middle East Successfully Defended

​This year, four master's students at the UiO-PRIO Student Programme have successfully defended their master's theses on topics related to the Middle East. Their theses address a wide variety of topics: effects of sectarian violence in Egypt, sexual violence during the Egyptian Revolution, France's involvement in the Lebanese Civil War, and the Reagan administration's approach to the Palestinian question.

16/09/2021
Podcast Episode on Natural Resources and Struggles for Power in the Eastern Mediterranean

​Recent discovery of hydrocarbon has exacerbated existing geopolitical tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. In an episode of PRIO's Peace in a Pod, PRIO Cyprus Centre Researcher Zenonas Tziarras gives an overview of the Eastern Mediterranean, laying out its key players and its recent history, and sheds light on why hydrocarbons are consequential for a region that includes several Middle Eastern countries.

02/07/2021
Successful Master's Thesis Defense by Bjørn Schirmer-Nilsen

Bjørn Schirmer-Nilsen has successfully defended his thesis "Successful Failure: The Intifada and the Shultz Initiative of 1988".

Congratulations Bjørn!


An error has occurred. This application may no longer respond until reloaded. Reload 🗙