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The research in the Department of Middle Eastern Politics at the CNMS focusses on the analysis of contemporary political, social, and economic dynamics in the region.

The work priorities of the researchers at the department lay on the topics of Political Islam, regional reconfigurations in the MENA region, socio-economic transformation processes, and the role of the middle class in the region. In the centre of the analytical interest are socio-political and socio-economic transformation processes and changes in power structures, formal and informal opposition groups, as well as different facets of regional re-configuration processes. Linkages of the regional development with international dynamics and the interrelation of the MENA region with its neighbours in an international perspective are constantly examined.