Since 2013, Al-Mesbar Center has begun to reach outside its region to share ideas and forge partnerships with people and institutions that share an interest in Arab affairs.
In the last two years, new global partnership in Europe and the United States have been created, and Al-Mesbar Center is enhancing its global outreach through co-published works, workshops, conferences, and seminars both in the UAE and abroad.
Child Recruitment in Armed Groups
The most vulnerable victims of the scars of war — whether physical, psychological, or cultural — are children. One type of child victim is the one who is attacked. The other is the child soldier.
According to UNESCO, in more than half of the world’s conflict areas since 2003, the fighters have included children under the age of 15.
The phenomenon of recruitment and indoctrination of children within armed groups in general and terrorist groups in particular represents an obstacle to the full recovery of populations in war zones.
After publishing the book Child Recruitment: ISIS, Houthis, Boko Haram , on November 26, 2017, Al Mesbar Studies & Research Centre hosted the seminar Child Recruitment in Armed Groups, in which three experts addressed the theme from different perspectives.Read more
Al Mesbar meets Canadian University of Dubai
On November 13, 2017, Al Mesbar Studies & Research Centre hosted 25 students from Canadian University of Dubai for an interesting discussion about research, think tanks, and potential careers in the field of international relations.
They were accompanied by Dr. Wided Dafri, who helped Al Mesbar team in developing the fruitful debate.
The West and the Muslim Brotherhood After the Arab Spring
In February 2013, the Center co-published an English-language e-book, The West and the Muslim Brotherhood After the Arab Spring, with the Foreign Policy Research Institute (Philadelphia).
We welcome researchers, media, policy groups, and academic institutions from all backgrounds and from any country to contact us. For inquiries, e-mail the Center’s international outreach coordinator, Joseph Braude.