Middle East & North Africa

Mirte Bosch

Academy Fellow

Expertise

  • Humanitarian negotiation
  • Negotiation & mediation in conflict resolution

Regions

  • Middle East & North Africa

Mirte Bosch joined the Clingendael Institute as Academy Fellow in April 2024. Mirte is involved in programmes in the field of conflict resolution and peace negotiations, as well as humanitarian negotiations. 

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Paula Stuurman

Academy Fellow

Expertise

  • Diplomatic practice
  • International security
  • Institutional development

Regions

  • Middle East & North Africa

Paula Stuurman joined the Clingendael Institute in April 2024 as an Academy Project Fellow. In this role, Paula primarily works on the development, coordination, and implementation of training programmes in the international security sector for Dutch and international audiences. In addition, Paula works on capacity building and diplomatic practice. 

Prior to joining the Clingendael Academy, Paula worked a little shy of two years at the International Criminal Court (2022-2024) and at the Dutch Supreme Audit Institution (2021-2022). 

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Research

Conflict and Fragility

Multimedia

Expert insights: Israel-Hamas war

16 Apr 2024 - 09:00
Source: Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip, as seen from Ashkelon in southern Israel October 10, 2023.Reuters
To navigate through the latest news and place the events in a broader perspective, we have created a compilation of our latest publications, videos and 'in the media' expert comments.

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Conflict and Fragility

Articles

The limit of Iran's industrial resilience

28 Mar 2024 - 13:19
Source: General view of Isfahan Refinery, one of the largest refineries in Iran. ©Reuters

By Esfandyar Batmanghelidj

Editor’s introduction

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Conflict and Fragility

Articles

The realities of Israeli state and Hamas’ violence

12 Mar 2024 - 11:46
Source: Palestinian man who lost his wife, children and grandchildren in an Israeli strike, sits in Rafah / Reuters
In darkness all is black: Exploring the realities of violence by the Israeli state and Hamas

This piece was originally published by the Cairo Review of Global Affairs 

 

Research

Conflict and Fragility

Articles

Iran and Gaza in regional perspective: winning the battle, but losing the war?

05 Mar 2024 - 18:50
Source: Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian meets with Palestinian group Hamas' top leader, Ismail Haniyeh in Doha, Qatar, February 13, 2024. ©Reuters
7 October and its aftermath have enabled Iran to realize gains in the security dimension of its regional policy as well as creating a number of longer-term risks to its economic and security situation.

Research

Conflict and Fragility

Policy briefs

How Syria, Ukraine and Gaza are transforming power dynamics in the Caucasus

19 Feb 2024 - 17:00
Source: ©Shutterstock

In 2017, Iran, Turkey and Russia met in Astana in a bid to determine the future of the Syrian Arab Republic without Western participation. As a byproduct of this episode, they started to develop a strategic policy understanding between themselves regarding the Levant: especially Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. Since then, the war in Ukraine has broadened Iranian, Russian and Turkish cooperation to include the Caucasus.

Research

Conflict and Fragility

Articles

Het Midden-Oosten: Van smeulende brandjes naar laaiend inferno?

08 Feb 2024 - 11:13
Source: Een Iraanse man zwaait met een Iraanse vlag en een Palestijnse vlag tijdens een anti-Israel protest in Teheran, 14 mei 2023 / Reuters

Het eerste probleem is de omstreden plaats van Iran in het Midden-Oosten. Qua ligging en omvang is dit land een regionale grootmacht.

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Conflict and Fragility

Articles

The Sepah: Guardian of its self-interests since 1979

29 Jan 2024 - 11:19
Source: ©Reuters - Iranian revolutionary guard corps pray during Friday prayers in Tehran, 2005
“Where some states have an army, the Prussian Army has a state,” Voltaire famously said of Prussia by the end of Frederick William I’s reign. The French philosopher’s dictum is also largely true for the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, colloquially referred to in Iran as the “Sepah”.

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Conflict and Fragility

Multimedia

Podcast Accents of Shi'ism

20 Dec 2023 - 14:13
Source: Accents of Shi'ism. Clingendael
This Clingendael podcast series explores how the evolution of the Shi’i political identity has grappled between a history of marginalization and a more recent revived empowerment. How Shi’ism uses Ashura ceremonies as a physical and spiritual space to govern community ideals and perpetuate political values. It investigates religious leadership's real power and influence in Shi’ism.