Call for Paper
With the rapid global changes that have occurred since the start of the COVID pandemic, are established understandings of Middle East politics and society still relevant?
The rise of Russian and Chinese influence in the Middle East means that US hegemony in the region cannot be taken for granted. World events such as the war in Ukraine, the post-pandemic global economy, and the international movement away from fossil fuel sources of energy impact the Middle East in unique ways and are already affecting shifting alliances with Turkey and NATO, and Israel and the Gulf States. In this context, existing academic narratives on the Middle East need to adapt to keep up with these rapid changes.
This conference is an opportunity for the next generation of scholars of the Middle East, especially postgraduates, to present their new and exciting ideas in dealing with this shifting landscape.