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Journal Article | Feb 2020

Independence or Front Lines: Securing Southern Representation in Yemen's Peace Talks

The article addresses the consolidation and rise of the Southern Transitional Council in South Yemen and their push for access to a seat at the table of Yemen’s peace talks....
Robert Forster (2020)
Forster, Robert. 'Independence or Frontlines: Securing Southern Representation in Yemen's Peace Talks', Babylon: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier, Vol. 17, No. 2 (2019), pp. 8-21
Report in External Series | 2019

Local Peace Processes: Opportunities and Challenges for Women’s Engagement

When and how do local peace processes and agreements address conflict? What are the opportunities and challenges for women and gender-equality advocates seeking to meaningfully engage with local peace processes? When and how...
Laura Wise, Robert Forster, Christine Bell (2019)
Wise, L., Forster, R., and Bell, Christine. (2019). 'Local Peace Processes: Opportunties and Challenges for Women's Engagement', Edinburgh: Global Justice Academy, University of Edinburgh
CMI Report | 2017

Legal Reform and Women’s Rights in Lebanese Personal Status Laws

This report documents and analyzes two recent major reforms in Lebanese law whose purpose is to further gender equality for women in Lebanon: (I) the alteration of the Sunni personal...
Dima Dabbous (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2017:3) 40 p.
Journal Article | 2017

The Southern Transitional Council: Implications for Yemen's Peace Process

Analysis of the creation of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in South Yemen based on predominantly Arabic-language sources, and an assessment of potential impact on Yemen's peace process.
Robert Forster (2017)
in Middle East Policy vol. 24 no. 3 pp. 133-144
Journal Article | 2017

Toward a Comprehensive Solution? Yemen's Two-Year Peace Process

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to intervene against the expanding threat of the Huthi insurgency in March 2015, the confiict in Yemen has left more than 7,500 killed and another 18.8...
Robert Forster (2017)
Forster, R. (2017). Toward a Comprehensive Solution? Yemen's Two-Year Peace Process. The Middle East Journal 71(3), 479-488. https://www.muse.jhu.edu/article/666508.
CMI Report | 2016

Unfulfilled hopes. The quest for a minimum marriage age in Yemen, 2009–2014

The project Women’s Human Rights and Law Reform in the Muslim World seeks to map family and criminal law reforms in the period 1995-2015 in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Morocco,...
Anne K. Bang (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2016:3)
Edited Book | 2016

Businessmen in Arms: How the Military and Other Armed Groups Profit in the MENA Region

The Arab Uprisings have brought renewed attention to the role of the military in the MENA region, where they are either the backbone of regime power or a crucial part...
Elke Grawert and Zeinab Abul-Magd (eds.) (2016)
Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 334 p.
Report in External Series | 2015

The War in Yemen: The view from Iran

In the regional backdrop to the war in Yemen Iran is a pivotal actor. Saudi Arabia has made clear that it sees the conflict in Yemen as the extension of...
Kjetil Selvik (2015)
Oslo: NOREF (Expert Analysis no. October 2015) 3 p.
Journal Article | 2014

The Riyadha Mosque Manuscript Collection in Lamu: A Hadrami Tradition in Kenya

This article focuses on the manuscript collection currently located in the Riyadha mosque in Lamu, Kenya. From its foundation in the late nineteenth century, the Riyadha has had a close...
Anne Katrine Bang (2014)
in Journal of Islamic Manuscripts vol. 5 no. 2 pp. 1-29
Book | 2014

Islamic Sufi Networks in the Western Indian Ocean c. 1880-1940. Ripples of Reform

In the period c. 1880-1940, organized Sufism spread rapidly in the western Indian Ocean. New communities turned to Islam, and Muslim communities turned to new texts, practices and religious leaders....
Anne Katrine Bang (2014)
Leiden: Brill (Islam in Africa vol. 16) 227 p.
Edited Book | 2014

Popular Protest in the New Middle East: Islamism and Post-Islamist Politics

The Arab Spring represents a tectonic shift in Middle East from austere authoritarianism to opening the space for long repressed Islamist movements to seek elected office and political power. Examining...
Are Knudsen and Basem Ezbidi (2014)
I.B. Tauris
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2011

En nobel kvinnes kamp for demokrati i Jemen

Kvinnelige demokratiforkjempere i den arabiske verden slåss en kamp for frihet på minst to fronter: Frihet fra autoritære regimer og frihet fra patriarkalske menn som mener deres plass er bak...
Liv Tønnessen (2011)
Bergens Tidende 09.12.2011