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After years of proxy war, Saudi Arabia and Iran are finally squaring up in the open Dr. Simon Mabon - 3rd Sep 2018

Ever since Saudi Arabia executed Shia Cleric Nimr al-Nimr for terrorist ...

Saudi Iranian Relations after the rise of Mohammad Bin Salman Dr. Simon Mabon - 3rd Sep 2018

The son of King Salman, Mohammad Bin Salman (MbS) had already been one o...

Studying sectarianism while beating dead horses and searching for third ways Morten Valbjørn - 20th Sep 2018

A pivotal piece by our research fellow, Morten Valbjørn, which consider...

What We Do

The Sectarianism, Proxies and De-sectarianisation (SEPAD) project based at Lancaster University’s Richardson Institute is a collaborative project aimed at understanding the conditions that give rise to sectarian violence and proxy conflicts.

Announcements

News: SEPAD receives funding from Carnegie Corporation of New York Dr. Simon Mabon - 20th Aug 2018

The Richardson Institute is delighted to announce that it has received f...

Blog: Ontological Security and the Security of Sectarianism May Darwich - 3rd Sep 2018

In recent year, there has been an unprecedented increase in sectarianism...

Blog: Sectarianism in Not So Sectarian Places May Darwich - 3rd Sep 2018

There is wide consensus that the Middle East is currently plunged into s...

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