We are thrilled to announce the Arabic release of "Striking from the Margins," making it accessible to a wider audience in the Arab world. The book is available here.
Abdullah Al-Jabassini SFM Associate Fellow, publishes "The Eighth Brigade: Striving for Supremacy in Southern Syria" European University Institute, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, December 2020.
Haian Dukhan, SFM Post-Doctoral Fellow, publishes "Trusted networks: How the Assad regime subverts clan ties in Daraa" in The Middle East Institute, November 2020.
Abdullah Al-Jabassini SFM Associate Fellow, publishes "Southern Syria: 'Sibling feud' or engineered violence?" in The Middle East Institute, October 2020.
Osman Bahadır Dincer SFM Associate Fellow co-authored with Mehmet Hecan "Democratisation in ambiguous environments: positive prospects for democracy in the MENA region after the Arab Spring" in Third World Quarterly, September 2020.
SFM Director Aziz Al-Azmeh's working paper on “Secularism and its Enemies” published in the series of the HCAS Multiple Secularities - Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities on September 7, 2020.
SFM Fellows Harout Akdedian & Harith Hasan published "State atrophy and the reconfiguration of borderlands in Syria and Iraq: Post-2011 dynamics" in the Journal of Political Geography, June 2020.
SFM Director Aziz Al-Azmeh, author of Secularism in the Arab World: Contexts, Ideas and Consequences is published in Association with the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, which explores secularism and secularisation in Arab societies since the mid-19th century.
Harout Akdedian, SFM Post-Doctoral Fellow, publishes "Ethno-Religious Belonging in the Syrian Conflict: Between Communitarianism and Sectarianization" in The Middle East Journal, Autumn 2019.
SFM Senior Research Fellow Dr Harout Akdedian publishes "On Violence and Radical Theology in the Syrian War: The Instrumentality of Spectacular Violence and Exclusionary Practices from Comparative and Local Standpoints" in the Journal of Politics, Religion & Ideolo