Open platforms which seek to expand engagements between regions in intellectual, practical and policy terms.

Political Economy

Researchers in this cluster come from disciplines such as economics, politics and business, bringing their studies together to focus on how political and economic trends in the region and across the world combine in individual countries to shape societies and drive events. Their work addresses the range of issues that connects stable states with those undergoing upheaval in the Middle East region today. This cluster will also include practitioners and associates in business fields such as sovereign wealth, energy, investments, and in politics and media.