8 July 2020The city of Idlib, which is the last bastion of the Syria opposition, has witnessed an escalation between two jihadi groups namely: Hayet Tahrir al-Sham and al-Qaeda affiliate Hurras al-Din and its allies.
8 July 2020New article by CMES researcher Kholoud Mansour: This article aims at addressing the representation of the Syrian women in the media, the different barriers to their political participation and the politics of representation.
29 June 2020The professor is expected to contribute to the Master’s programme The Religious Roots of Europe with its associated research environment focusing on early Islam, early Christianity and early Judaism. Lund University is also the host of the interdisciplinary strategic research area The Middle East in the Contemporary World (MECW), based here at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at the Faculty of Social Sciences. There is an expressed objective that the professorship in Islamic studies is to have an important role in the strategic research environment and strengthen cooperation between these environments and CTR.
Seminar and Vodcast Series draws attention to the infringements of Academic Freedom in Turkey and provides a forum for those affected
15 June 2020An innovative project has received support from the Swedish Institute under its “support for cooperation with academics from Turkey” scheme. “Turkey Beyond Borders: Critical Voices, New Perspectives” aims to foster collaboration between academics in Sweden and scholars from Turkey whose academic freedoms are implicitly or explicitly curtailed and violated. The website is now launched, with 2 vodcasts.
About the power dynamics between and within the jihadi factions in Idlib - New article by CMES Orwa Ajjoub
3 June 2020On the 18th April, the town of Armanaz in the north-western countryside of the city of Idlib witnessed an escalation between Hayet Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the hegemonic jihadi group in Idlib province, and Hurras al-Din (HAD), the group believed to be Al-Qaeda’s wing in Syria. Reportedly, tensions escalated after HTS members attempted to expel HAD personnel from their bases in Armanaz.