Ziad A. Akl is a senior researcher at the unit of Arab and Regional Affairs in the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Cairo. He is also the director of the program for the Mediterranean and North Africa studies, and the managing editor of the center’s website. Akl joined the center in 2005 after a short career at the League of Arab States as a researcher in the Iraq file from 2003 to 2005.
Professor of International Relations at the Collège de France and a Visiting Professor at Cairo University.
Associate Professor of Middle Eastern history at Oberlin College and the American University in Cairo.
Pejman Abdolmohammadi is Associate Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies. He is also Resident Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics – Middle East Centre and Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Genoa. Pejman was formerly a Lecturer in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at the American John Cabot University in Rome, Italy (2013-2016).
Karen E. Young is a senior fellow and founding director of the Program on Economics and Energy at the Middle East Institute. She regularly teaches at the US Department of State Foreign Service Institute. Before joining AEI, she served as senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute, a research and visiting fellow at the Middle East Centre of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an assistant professor of political science at the American University of Sharjah in the UAE.
The Mediterranean is among the regions that are most affected by climate change. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the region will face a “heightened risk of water shortages, coastal flooding and exposure to potentially deadly extreme heat”, with temperatures growing faster than the global average, impacting sectors such as agricul
An unprecedented threat to humanity, the climate crisis has been escalating for decades, looming over the environment, the global economy, as well as international peace and stability. Located inNorthwest Africa, Morocco is among the most vulnerable countries to climate change, although it contributes very little to it.
The MED This Week newsletter provides expert analysis and informed insights on the most significant developments in the MENA region, bringing together unique opinions on the topic and reliable foresight on future scenarios. Today, we turn the spotlight on the first year of the Biden administration, focusing on the evolution of the US’ approach to several key policy issues concerning the Middle East.
The MED This Week newsletter provides expert analysis and informed insights on the most significant developments in the MENA region, bringing together unique opinions on the topic and reliable foresight on future scenarios. Today, we focus on the recent visits of Gulf representatives to China, in the attempt to enhance their respective bilateral relations with Beijing.