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Ms. Arhama Siddiqa


Research Fellow

Areas of Research:

Middle East and North Africa

Ms. Arhama Siddiqa is currently working as a Research Fellow at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). She graduated from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 2013 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Political Science and Economics and went on to complete an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick in 2014. In 2017 she was awarded the Commonwealth Professional Fellowship, during which she was based at Conciliation Resources in the United Kingdom.

arhama.siddiqa@issi.org.pk

Report – Webinar “Celebrating Africa Day”

The Centre for Middle East & Africa (CMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted a WebCelebration to commemorate Africa Day on May 20,...

Issue Brief on “Covid-19 and Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Challenges”

Following and even before the World Health Organization (WHO) formally declared Covid-19 as a pandemic, restrictive measures such as lockdowns have been declared all...

Issue Brief on “Demonstrations in Lebanon: Between Poverty and The Pandemic”

Since October 2019, Lebanese citizens have been demonstrating against the government denouncing them for dishonesty and misconduct. The country has been immersed in an...

Issue Brief on “Covid in the Camps: Challenges to Refugees in the Middle East”

Conflicts and wars have become trademarks of the modern Middle East. The disputes have led to thousands of people fleeing their homes and taking...

Issue Brief on “COVID 19 and Repatriation of Pakistani Workers”

It is hard to overestimate the role of migrant labor in the Gulf, where jobs in construction, sanitation and transportation are primarily undertaken by...

Issue Brief on “Situation in Yemen: Caught Between Conflict and The Corona Virus”

March 22, 2020 marked five years since the conflict in Yemen began. The country has been in turmoil since 2015, when Iran-backed Houthi militia...

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Issue Brief on “Trump’s Peace Plan: Pathway To Privation”

President Trump unveiled his so-called “Deal of the Century” on January 28, 2020 to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Both the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

Issue Brief on “Protests in Iraq: An Assessment”

In October 2019, large-scale protests erupted across Iraq. Tens of thousands of people, angry over corruption, maladministration and rising unemployment (which reached 8% in...

Cold War in the Islamic World: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy,...

The Middle Eastern region challenges simple depictions and the difficulties that exist here are, in fact, susceptible to simple solutions. The reader comes away...