Arthur Quesnay

Co-Director MENA Program

Research Area: Iraq & Syria
Languages: English, French
Regional Program: MENA

Arthur Quesnay is a Middle East Analyst and co-directs the MENA program. He has worked on Iraq since 2009 and Syria since 2011, and worked in Libya between 2011 and 2013.

He is currently a PhD candidate in Political Science and has taught at Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, where he is currently a Junior Research Fellow of the ERC « Social Dynamics of Civil Wars » program. From 2012 to 2014 he held a scholarship from the Institut Français du Proche-Orient (IFPO) in Erbil. He holds a BA in Arabic from INALCO and a Master’s in Political Science (2009-2011) from Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

Depuis 2009, son travail doctoral porte sur les conflits communautaires dans le nord de l’Irak et sur les mouvements insurrectionnels libyen et syrien. Il a co-écrit, avec Adam Baczko et Gilles Dorronsoro, Syrie : anatomie d’une guerre civile, (CNRS Editions, 2016.)

Publications on Noria

The Political Stakes of the Battle for Mosul

Shia fighter in the city of Mosul, November 2016 - © Patrick Chauvel The battle for Mosul is the final episode of the recapture of Iraq. It is the last act of a divided political and military landscape on the verge of new struggles. The absence of any agreements...

La crise irakienne : retour sur quelques trajectoires sociales

Bazaar de Kirkouk - avril 2013 - AQ / Noria Research © To read this article in English, click here Cet article inaugure une série d'entretiens conduits par les membres de Noria sur leur terrain de recherche, et auxquels Noria envisage de consacrer un nouvel espace, si...

The Iraqi Crisis: A Return on Social Trajectories

Image : Kirkuk bazaar - April 2013 - AQ / Noria Research © Pour consulter cet article en français, cliquez ici    This piece is part of a series of interviews from Noria's researchers' various fields, to which we might consider devoting a full new section, should...

The Sunni Revolution and the Outburst of Community Divisions in Iraq

(Edouard Beau – Friday prayer during Sunni anti-government protests, from Al-Razak mosque, Samarra, Iraq - February 2013 / Noria Research ©) This analysis is based on fieldwork conducted in Northern Iraq ovef the course of Fall 2014, with the support of the WAFAW...

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