PRIO Middle East Centre

​The PRIO Middle East Centre conducts research on the dynamics of peace and security in the Middle East, informing constructive political engagement for the prevention, management and resolution of armed conflicts in the region.

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Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Tank, Pinar (2022) Rebel governance and gender in northeast Syria: Transformative ideology as a challenge to negotiating power, Third World Thematics: a TWQ Journal. DOI: 10.1080/23802014.2022.2115547.

Book Chapter

Harpviken, Kristian Berg (2022) Stø kurs i møte med globale utfordringer: Norges utenrikspolitikk [Steady Course in Encountering Global Challenges: Norway’s Foreign Policy], in Frønes, Ivar; & Lise Kjølsrød, eds, Det norske samfunn, 8. utgave. Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk (291–310).
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Bad Judgment and a Chain of Blunders: Soviet Responses to the Iranian Revolution, in Suzanne Maloney, ed., The Iranian Revolution at Forty. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press (192–195).

Non-refereed Journal Article

Baev, Pavel K. (2022) Russia cannot count on Global South to confront the West, Panorama: 1–2.
Baev, Pavel K. (2022) Putin's war is stuck, beware the rising risks, Panorama Global Academy: 1–2.
Baev, Pavel K. (2021) Russia and Turkey Deconflict Their Geopolitical Moves in the Caucasus, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) The Russian-Saudi Oil Deal Bodes Ill for Russian Intervention in Syria, Panorama(30.04): 1–3.

Popular Article

Baev, Pavel K. (2022) As Ukraine conducts deep strikes, Russia turns to Iran, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 12 December.
Baev, Pavel K. (2022) Russian influence fades in the Middle East, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 28 November.
Baev, Pavel K. (2022) Erdogan and Putin cordially probe one another's faults and failures, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 8 August.
Baev, Pavel K. (2022) Moscow scrables to sustain its positions in the Middle East, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 14 March.
Baev, Pavel K. (2021) Russia's four diplomatic encounters and a summit, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 4 October.
Baev, Pavel K. (2021) Fake elections and Russia's belligerent foreign policy, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 20 September.
Baev, Pavel K. (2021) Russia takes measure of how Afghanistan resonates in the Middle East, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 7 September.
Carrozza, Ilaria & Henrik Buljo Anstorp (2021) Kommer Kina til å gjenoppbygge Afghanistan, Irak og Syria? [Will China rebuild Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria?], Aftenposten, 4 September.
Baev, Pavel K. (2021) Russia and America's overlapping legacies in Afghanistan, Order from Chaos, 18 August.
Baev, Pavel K. (2021) Putin's predictable Syrian compromise amidst hostile Russian behavior, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 12 July.
Baev, Pavel K. (2021) Moscow cannot find opening to boost its role in the Middle East, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 17 May.
Baev, Pavel K. (2021) Russia tries to counter US moves in the Middle East, in vain, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 1 March.
Baev, Pavel K. (2021) West's renewed focus on solidarity and coordination perturbs Kremlin, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 22 February.
Baev, Pavel K. (2021) Kremlin Tests Limits of New US Administration, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 25 January.
Tartir, Alaa (2020) Biden’s Impending Billions to Palestine, LSE Middle East Centre Blog, 15 December.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Russia Strives for an Oil and Gas Resurgence, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 7 December.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Rediscovered Moderation a Poor Fit for Russia’s Putinist Policy, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 23 November.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Putin Tries to Regain Initiative, as Crises Continue to Rage, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 16 November.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) New Wave of Islamic Extremism Adds to Putin’s Troubles, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 2 November.
Tartir, Alaa & Jeremy Wildeman (2020) It's time to rethink the structure of Palestinian aid, Middle East Eye, 31 October.
Tartir, Alaa (2020) Discord Around the Abraham Accords: Three questions to Dr. Alaa Tartir, Institut Montaigne, 14 October.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Russia Caught in Web of Middle Eastern Intrigues, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 28 September.
Tartir, Alaa (2020) Covid-19 has become the last injustice made to Palestine, Geneva Solutions, 8 September.
Fatafta, Marwa & Alaa Tartir (2020) Why Palestinians Need to Reclaim the PLO, Foreign Policy, 20 August.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Russia Stages Parade for Troubled Naval Fleet, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 27 July.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Scant Foreign Policy Choices for a Troubled and Divided Russia, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 6 July.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Russia Muddles Through Fog of Libyan War and Haze of Syrian ‘Peace’, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 8 June.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Russia’s Multiplying Foreign Policy Constraints, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 26 May.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) The imperatives and limitations of Putin's rational choices, Order from Chaos, 28 April.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Russian Oil Bluff Is Called, and Economic Losses Keep Mounting, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 13 April.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Pondering upon Post-Pandemic Revolutions…and Russia, ISPI Commentary, 10 April.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Putin’s Leadership Damaged by Chain of Recent Blunders, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 30 March.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Moscow Downplays the Mixed Warnings From Munich, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 18 February.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Russia Exploits Middle East to Subvert Europe, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 27 January.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Putin’s Surprise and Russia’s Foreign Policy, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 20 January.
Baev, Pavel K. (2019) Russia ponders the burden of its "victory" in Syria, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 28 October.

PRIO Policy Brief

Martins, Bruno Oliveira; Pinar Tank & Beste İşleyen (2023) Turkish Drones as a Foreign Policy Tool: A Technology-Mediated Search for Autonomy, MidEast Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.
Palik, Júlia & Pinar Tank (2022) Rebel Governance: Ansar Allah in Yemen and the Democratic Union Party in Syria, MidEast Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.
Tjønn, Mathias Hatleskog (2022) Can the EU be an Effective Foreign Policy Actor Working for Peace in Libya?, MidEast Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Palik, Júlia & Pinar Tank (2022) The Impact of the War in Ukraine on the Saudi-Iranian Relationship, MidEast Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2022) Bridge over Troubled Waters: Jordan’s Position in the Middle East, MidEast Policy Brief, 4. Oslo: PRIO.
Clausen, Maria Louise (2021) Piloting Humanitarian Biometrics in Yemen, MidEast Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg & Bjørn Schirmer-Nilsen (2021) Irresolvable Dilemmas? The Prospects for Repatriation for Syrian Refugees, MidEast Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.
Baev, Pavel K. (2021) Predictable and Unexpected Compromise: UN Humanitarian Aid Comes to Syria for Another Year, MidEast Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Carrozza, Ilaria & Henrik Buljo Anstorp (2021) Protecting Interests in Highly Volatile Countries: China’s Engagement in Iraq and Syria, PRIO Policy Brief, 13. Oslo: PRIO.
Palik, Júlia & Ibrahim Jalal (2020) The Yemen War: Addressing Seven Misconceptions, MidEast Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen; Bruno Oliveira Martins; Hilde Henriksen Waage & Júlia Palik (2020) A House Divided: EU Policy on the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict, MidEast Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen (2020) Jordan and COVID-19: Effective Response at a High Cost, MidEast Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.
Tank, Pinar (2020) Turkey and COVID-19: Balancing Health and Economic Priorities, MidEast Policy Brief, 4. Oslo: PRIO.
Palik, Júlia (2020) Iran and COVID-19: Timing Matters, MidEast Policy Brief, 5. Oslo: PRIO.
Martins, Bruno Oliveira & Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn (2020) Israel and COVID-19: The politics of health, security, and government formation, MidEast Policy Brief, 6. Oslo: PRIO.
Tartir, Alaa & Yara Hawari (2020) Palestine and COVID-19: Global Standards, Local Constraints, MidEast Policy Brief, 7. Oslo: PRIO.
Palik, Júlia; Siri Aas Rustad; Kristian Berg Harpviken & Håvard Mokleiv Nygård (2020) Conflict Trends in the Middle East, 1989–2019, Conflict Trends, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
Jensehaugen, Jørgen & Pinar Tank (2019) Kurdish and Palestinian Quests for Self-Determination, MidEast Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Palik, Júlia; Anna Marie Obermeier & Siri Aas Rustad (2022) Conflict Trends in the Middle East, 1989–2021, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Andersson, Magnus Seland & Hilde Henriksen Waage (2021) The Geopolitics of Syria’s Reconstruction, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Gjerløw, Haakon & Jørgen Jensehaugen (2020) Dealing with COVID-19 in the Middle East, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.
Palik, Júlia; Siri Aas Rustad; Kristian Berg Harpviken & Fredrik Methi (2020) Conflict Trends in the Middle East, 1989–2019, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - External Series

Baev, Pavel K. (2022) Russia's war in Ukraine: Misleading doctrine, misguided strategy, Russie.Nei.Reports, 40. Paris: IFRI.
Baev, Pavel K. (2022) Irrelevant intrigues and diminished power projection: Russia in retreat from the Middle East, PONARS Eurasia Memo, 801. Washington DC: George Washington University.
Baev, Pavel K. (2021) Russia and Turkey: Strategic Partners and Rivals, Russie.Nei.Reports, 35. Paris: IFRI.
Baev, Pavel K. (2020) Russia's Syrian Predicament Grows Unmanageable, PONARS Eurasia Memo, 654. Washington DC: George Washington University.
Ali, Nijmeh; Marwa Fatafta; Dana El Kurd; Fadi Quran; Belal Shobaki; & Alaa Tartir (2020) Reclaiming The PLO, Re-Engaging Youth, Al-Shabaka Policy Circle Report. California: Al-Shabaka: the Palestinian Policy Network.
Baev, Pavel K. (2019) The impacts of the Syrian intervention on Russian strategic culture, Security Insights, 33. Garmisch-Partenkirchen: George Marshall Center for European Security Studies.

Book Review

Baev, Pavel K. (2022) Review of Anna Borshchevskaya, ed., Putin's War in Syria, in JPR .
Høigilt, Jacob (2014) Review of Tschirgi, Dan; Walid Kazziha; & Sean F. McMahon, eds, Egypt's Tahrir revolution, in Journal of Islamic Studies 25(2): 231–233.
Høigilt, Jacob (2014) Review of Amar, Paul; & Vijay Prashad, eds, Dispatches from the Arab Spring. Understanding the New Middle East, in Journal of Islamic Studies 25(2): 373–375.


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