Matthieu Rey

Researcher (IREMAM | CNRS | Collège de France)

Associated to IFAS-Research | 2018 | 2019

 

Research focus

Matthieu Rey is a Senior Researcher at IREMAM and a CNRS Researcher specialized in Middle-Eastern contemporary history, with a special focus on Syria’s and Iraq’s political systems. He is also an Associate Researcher at the Collège de France and Wits History Workshop. After carrying out a thesis about Syrian and Iraqi parliamentary systems in the 1950s, and after conducting a long fieldwork in Syria and the Middle East from 2009 to 2013, he extended his research to other topics within the Middle East Institute in Singapore, and then as an Associate Professor at the Collège de France. His research mostly focused on the state-building and policy-making in the contemporary Middle East.

His focus ranged from the Cold War in the Arab world to the Syrian crisis, including various transverse subjects such as development policies. In 2018, Matthieu Rey published a monography on contemporary Syria (19th-21th century).

He then became Associated Researcher at IFAS-Research and the Wits History Workshop (University of the Witwatersrand). In South Africa, Matthieu Rey is looking to deepen his study of State construction, through a comparative approach between the Middle-East and Africa. His research is supported by IFAS-Research through a International Mobility grant (CNRS). Ultimately, Matthieu Rey aims to develop a network of researchers interested in the notion of the polity, as well as to create bridges between the North and the South of Africa around a common research on this topic.

 

 

Selection of publications

> REY, M. (2018) — Histoire de la Syrie XIX-XXIe siècle, Paris, Fayard, 400 p.

> LAURENS, H., REY, M. (2017) — Méditerranéees politiques, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 112 p.

> REY, M. (2017) — “Dall’iraq al medio oriente : l’is e la creazione di una nuova entita politica”, in Massimiliano Trentin, L’ultima Califfato, II Mulino.

REY, M. (2017) — “2003, a new generation in Syria”, in HADJ-MOUSSA, R., AYYASH, M. (eds), Generations and Protests, Leiden, Brill.

> LEMIRE, V. (ed), CROUZET, G., DUMAZY, F., REY, M. (2016) — Le Moyen-Orient 1876-1980, Paris, Armand Colin, 256 p.

REY, M. (2015) — “”Fighting colonialism” versus “Non-Alignment”, two Arab points of view on the Bandung Conference”, in MISKOVIC, N., FISCHER-TINE, H, BOSKOVSKA, N. (eds), Dehli-Bandung-Belgrade: Non Alignment between Afro-Asian Solidarity and the Cold War”, London, Routledge

> REY, M., HASSABO, C. (2015) — “L’événement en révolution, réflexions autour des cas égyptiens et syriens”, Revue des Mondes musulmans et Méditerranée, 138, p.16-31

> REY, M. (2015) — “The Origins of the Islamic State“, in :Best of Books&Ideas, Part 4: Geopolitics and Conflict. A Summer Selection”, Books and Ideas,  ISSN : 2105-3030

> REY, M. (2014) — “Militaires et pouvoirs au Moyen-Orient”, Vingtième siècle (special issue), n°124, 252 p.

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Media

> Libération (2018) — “Matthieu Rey : «Assad peut même détruire le pays si c’est la condition pour tenir, au moins jusqu’à demain»”

> Le Monde (2018) — “« Le drame de la Ghouta nous rappelle que l’heure des brutes a sonné en Syrie »”

> Orient XXI (2018) — “

> Le Comptoir (2017) — “Matthieu Rey : « Les révolutionnaires syriens nous rappelleront le poids de nos erreurs »

> Orient XXI (2015) — “Pourquoi les réfugiés syriens arrivent-ils seulement maintenant en Europe ?

> France Inter, Un jour dans le monde (2015) — “Les frontières mondialisées avec Sabine Dullin, Matthieu Rey et Julien Jeandesboz

> Orient XXI (2014) — “Comment l’État irakien a résisté à l’éclatement depuis 1920

> Orient XXI (2014) — “Ce que révèle la bataille de Kobané

 

Contact

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