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Middle East Programme

We believe that a durable peace agreement to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be achieved through the active participation of those who are regarded as political or religious hardliners. The prime focus of...

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Helsinki Policy Forum

The Gulf, Middle East and North Africa (Gulf-MENA) region is in a period of unprecedented political, economic and social change.  Long-standing tensions and rivalries for power in the region are playing out at the same time as populations across...

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UK Programme

In the UK Forward Thinking continues to advise grassroots Muslim communities on how to engage with both the Establishment (parliamentarians, policy makers and the national media)  and the wider British society without fearing the...

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Tunisia Programme

The current focus of our work in Tunisia is responding to the emerging gulf between young activists and the political establishment – a gap which if unaddressed threatens to undermine the country’s hard-won stability....

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Fellows Programme

Forward Thinking Fellows group meet regularly to discuss issues with invited speakers, carry out research on particular areas of our work, and in the course of the coming year the fellows aim to work...