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The department of Middle Eastern Politics at the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS) is dedicated to the analysis of current political, economical, and social developments in the MENA region from a social sciences perspective. 

After the foundation of the CNMS in 2006, Rachid Ouaissa took over the chair for Middle Eastern Politics in 2009.

The Bachelor and Master programs at the department offer a link between language and cultural competences and relevant social and economic sciences skills, which is unique in the German university scene. Here, analytical approaches and methods of various disciplines are being used.

The research at the department supplements the teaching. Professor Ouaissa and the research assistants work on different focal points of contemporary Middle East research. Visiting researchers from the region are regularly included in the research team.