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Raphaël Lefèvre

Raphaël  Lefèvre

The transformations of Sunni Islamic militancy in Northern Lebanon and Syria since the 1980s

Supervisor: Professor George Joffé

College: King’s College


Research Interests

Raphaël Lefèvre is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Sunni Islamist movements in Lebanon. 

A Gates Scholar and a doctoral candidate in politics and international relations at the University of Cambridge, Lefèvre is also an associate at the university’s Center for the Study of the International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa. 

Raphaël is the author of Ashes of Hama: The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria (Oxford University Press, 2013) and co-author of State and Islam in Baathist Syria: Confrontation or Co-Optation? (Lynne Rienner, 2012). His publications on Islamist movements in the Middle East and North Africa have appeared in the Guardian, the Cambridge Review of International AffairsSada, and the Journal of North African Studies

Key Publications

Books

State and Islam in Ba’athist Syria: confrontation or co-optation? (Lynne Rienner, Boulder, 2012) (co-author)

Ashes of Hama: the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria (Oxford University Press, NY, 2013)

 

Book chapters

“Between pragmatism and radicalism: the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and the Ba’ath regime”, Chapter 7 in George Joffé (ed.), Islamist radicalization in Europe and the Middle East (I.B. Tauris, NY, 2013)

“The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood’s Alawi conundrum”, Chapter 8 in Craig Larkin and Michael Kerr (eds.), The Alawis of Syria: war, faith and politics in the Levant (Hurst, London, 2014) (upcoming)

 

Articles and reports

The roots of crisis in Northern Lebanon (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2014)

The Sham Legion: Syria’s Moderate Islamists (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2014)

A revolution in Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood? (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2014)

The Egypt Effect: sharpened tensions, reshuffled alliances (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2014)

How the war in Syria empowers Lebanese jihadism (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2014)

Power struggles among the Alawites in Lebanon (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2014)

Uncertain future for the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood’s party (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013)

Militias for the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013)

Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood (Middle East Institute, 2013)

The Muslim Brotherhood prepares for a comeback in Syria (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2013)

The Syrian Brotherhood’s armed struggle (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2012)