The Conflict Research Unit (CRU) is a specialised team within the Clingendael Institute, conducting applied, policy-oriented research and developing practical tools that assist national and multilateral governmental and non-governmental organisations in their efforts to develop and implement more effective policies and programming on stability, development and rule of law in fragile and conflict-affected countries.This internship examines what kinds of political reform and renewal are possible under conditions of authoritarian governance. This matters because the conditions that gave rise to the extended ‘Arab Uprisings’ worsen while geopolitical tensions remain high. Most of the program’s work is on Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian/Kurdish questions in the context of Saudi, Iranian and Turkish foreign policy.
- Enrollment in an MA program;
- EER/Switzerland nationality OR holder of a Dutch study visa.
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