Alaa Tartir

PRIO Global Fellow

Alaa Tartir
Additional position(s):
Researcher, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva, Switzerland; Program Advisor to Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network.

Email: alaa.tartir@graduateinstitute.ch
Twitter: @alaatartir
Alaa Tartir is an External Associate at PRIO.

Research Interests

  • Dynamics of Peace and Security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • Security Sector Governance and Reform in the Arab World
  • Authoritarianism, Contentious Politics, and State-Building/Failure in the Middle East
  • Political Economy of Aid, Security, Conflict, and Development in the MENA region
  • Conflicts, Arms, and Armed Groups in the MENA and Sahel-Sahara regions
  • International Relations and Middle East Politics and Societies
  • Palestinian Politics, Economy, Society, and Governance
  • Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Background

​Dr Alaa Tartir is a Research Associate at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) at The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland. Tartir is also a Researcher and Lead Coordinator of the Security Assessment in North Africa and Sahel-Sahara (SANA) project at the Small Arms Survey (SAS). Additionally, Tartir is a Policy and Program Advisor to Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, and a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). Amongst other positions, Tartir was a Fellow at The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at Utrecht University (NL), a Visiting Fellow and Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology (ANSO) at IHEID, and a Researcher in International Development Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he earned his PhD. Tartir is the author of Policing Palestine: Securitising Peace and Criminalising Resistance in the West Bank (Pluto Press, 2021), the editor of Outsourcing Repression: Israeli-Palestinian Security Coordination (AMEC, 2019), and the co-editor of Political Economy of Palestine: Critical, Interdisciplinary, and Decolonial Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), and Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Tartir's publications can be accessed at www.alaatartir.com.

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Publications

​Tartir, Alaa (2020) Palestine, in de Graaff, Bob, ed, Intelligence Communities and Cultures in Asia and the Middle East: A Comprehensive Reference. Lynne Rienner Publishers (257-278).

Tartir, Alaa & Benoit Challand (2019) Palestine, in Lust, Ellen, ed, The Middle East, 15th Edition, CQ Press and Sage Publication.

Tartir, Alaa & Timothy Seidel (eds) (2019) Palestine and Rule of Power - Local Dissent vs. International Governance, Palgrave Macmillan.

Tartir, Alaa (ed) (2019) Outsourcing Repression: Israeli-: Palestinian Security Coordination, Afro-Middle East Centre, South Africa.

Tartir, Alaa (2018) The Limits of Securitized Peace: The EU's Sponsorship of Palestinian Authoritarianism, Middle East Critique, 27:4, 365-381, DOI: 10.1080/19436149.2018.1516337

Tartir, Alaa & Filip Ejdus (2018) Effective? Locally owned? Beyond the technocratic perspective on the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian TerritoriesContemporary Security Policy, 39:1, 142-165, DOI: 10.1080/13523260.2017.1407486

Tartir, Alaa (2017) Criminalizing Resistance: The Cases of Balata and Jenin Refugee Camps, Journal of Palestine Studies, 46 (2): 7–22., DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/jps.2017.46.2.7

Recent Publications

Tartir, Alaa & Yara Hawari (2020) Palestine and COVID-19: Global Standards, Local Constraints, MidEast Policy Brief, 7. Oslo: PRIO.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Alaa Tartir (2016) Forum Introduction: Prospects for Palestinian‒Israeli Relations: What Lies Ahead, Mediterranean Politics 21(3): 428–431.

PRIO Policy Brief

Tartir, Alaa & Yara Hawari (2020) Palestine and COVID-19: Global Standards, Local Constraints, MidEast Policy Brief, 7. Oslo: PRIO.