September 2, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Zoom Webinar

The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to announce a panel discussion featuring contributors to The Middle East Journal’s 2021 Spring and Summer Issues. As the civil war in Syria endures after a decade of conflict, Bashar al-Assad continues to pursue his consolidation of authority and regime legitimization. Aside from military tactics, Assad has diversified his approach to this pursuit through a number of tactics, including swaying influential social and religious leaders to support state security measures and depending on foreign aid to support the reconstruction of the country. A panel of journal contributors will join to discuss these broader themes featured in their articles and delve deeper into the internal workings of the Syrian regime.   

The Middle East Journal, first printed in 1947, is the oldest peer-reviewed publication dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East. To subscribe to the journal and access the publications that will be discussed at this event, please visit our website.


Rahaf Aldoughli
Contributor, Middle East Journal; lecturer, Middle East and North African Studies, Lancaster University 

Guy Burton
Contributor, Middle East Journal; visiting fellow, LSE Middle East Centre  

Eric Lob 
Contributor, Middle East Journal; associate professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University

Emma Beals, moderator 
Non-resident scholar, MEI