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PRIO to Co-Host Seminar During State Visit to Jordan

PRIO to Co-Host Seminar During State Visit to Jordan

Tuesday, 11 Feb 2020

King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway will visit Jordan 2-4 March, accepting an invitation from King Abdullah II. As part of the program, PRIO will arrange a seminar, co-hosted with the Centre for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan. Attendees and participants from Norway will include the King of Norway, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide, and Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø.

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What is Russia up to in the Middle East?

What is Russia up to in the Middle East?

Monday, 10 Feb 2020

​‘Russia Exploits Middle East to Subvert Europe’, writes Pavel Baev in the 27 January edition of the Eurasia Daily Monitor. Since then, US President Donald Trump has launched his Middle East peace plan, and Russian reactions have been modest. Baev comments on Russia and the US peace plan:

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Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies visits PRIO

Sana'a Center for Strategic Studies visits PRIO

Monday, 16 Dec 2019
On 12 December, PRIO Middle East Centre researchers received the visit of Farea Al-Muslimi, chairman of the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. The Sana’a Center is a Yemeni think tank that produces authoritative research on several political, economic and social dynamics in the country. At the meeting different forms of cooperation between both institutions were explored.
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Inaugural lecture by Cyprus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides

Inaugural lecture by Cyprus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides

Thursday, 28 Nov 2019

​Nikos Christodoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, gave the inaugural lecture for the newly established PRIO Middle East Centre on Wednesday 27 November.

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Researchers from the PRIO Middle East Centre participated in Institute for Palestine Studies seminar in Beirut

Researchers from the PRIO Middle East Centre participated in Institute for Palestine Studies seminar in Beirut

Monday, 18 Nov 2019

​Upon invitation from the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS), Middle East Centre researchers Júlia Palik, Bruno Oliviera Martins, and Nic Marsh participated in a closed seminar on the future strategic changes and challenges in the Middle East.

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