Michael Arnold

Michael Arnold is a researcher and editor at TRT World Research Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Military and Diplomatic History from the University of Calgary and earned a Master of Arts in Islamic Studies with a dissertation entitled “Overlapping Sacred Spaces: Islam, Pluralism and the Hegemony of ‘Human Rights’”. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Arab and Middle East History programme at the American University of Beirut. His research interests include modern Arab and Middle East political and social history - with a special focus on Lebanon - religious authority in Arab states, and the history of Islamic thought.
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2019: The Year Ahead

This report provides a look ahead at 2019, focusing on what TRT World Research Centre researchers believe will be some of the most significant...

Women of War

This report examines gender-based violence against women in war and focuses on some of the discussions concerning the wider role women have played in...

Can Hezbollah and Israel afford to go to war again?

Israel's latest operation has led to rumours of another war, but outside of rhetoric, it doesn't look like either side is ready to stomach...

Chronicle of a Death Foretold: The Jamal Khashoggi Affair and Turkish-Saudi Relations

This report analyses the Jamal Khashoggi affair in light of Turkish-Saudi relations and the geopolitical dynamics of the Middle East.This report analyses the Jamal...

A victory for women’s rights? Tunisia’s inheritance laws and the ‘human rights’ discourse

Diversity and difference, both within and between societies, continually give rise to a series of important and potentially divisive questions, as societies embodying different...

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