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.

The Middle East is home to the world’s worst armed conflicts, experiences deep tensions between states, and lacks a regional security organization.

We address issues from transnational movements and human migration to state-building and the role of global powers, applying historical, regional and comparative perspectives.

The Centre cultivates competence and offers up-to-date, nuanced and solutions-oriented research insights, effectively communicated through a variety of channels.

Core funding is provided by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through a grant administered by the Research Council of Norway.

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