Raphaël Lefèvre

Visiting Scholar
Middle East Center
Lefèvre is a Gates Scholar and a doctoral candidate in politics and international relations at the University of Cambridge.
 

Education

MPhil, University of Cambridge
BA, Sciences Po and University of Kent

Languages

English; French

Contact Information

 

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. 

Lefèvre 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 Affairs, Sada, and the Journal of North African Studies.

  • Article December 12, 2014 عربي
    New Leaders for the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood

    With its 2014 leadership election, the Islamist group signaled that it is opening a new chapter. But some young members wanted to see even greater change.

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  • Syria in Crisis May 21, 2014
    Lebanon’s Alawites at a Crossroads

    The recent end to sectarian violence in Tripoli, Lebanon presents a historic opportunity for Lebanese Alawites to search for new leaders who embrace a more independent approach toward Damascus and a more conciliatory posture toward Tripoli’s Sunni majority.

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  • Syria in Crisis May 6, 2014
    A New Leader for Syria's Muslim Brotherhood?

    With its leadership elections officially due to take place in July 2014, the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood is bracing to overcome internal divisions in order to elect its new comptroller general on time.

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  • Syria in Crisis April 15, 2014
    The Sham Legion: Syria’s Moderate Islamists

    The emergence of the Sham Legion, a moderate Islamist rebel group, may be a significant political development because, until its formation, only more conservative and Salafi-oriented brigades had managed to merge into ideologically coherent countrywide alliances.

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  • Paper April 15, 2014 عربي
    The Roots of Crisis in Northern Lebanon

    Syria’s civil war is helping destabilize the city of Tripoli and threatening other parts of Lebanon. But today’s challenges have plagued Lebanon since long before the Syrian uprising.

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  • Syria in Crisis March 28, 2014
    Can Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood Salvage Its Relations With Riyadh?

    Saudi Arabia and the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood have had a difficult relationship, one that has been further complicated by the Syrian civil war.

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  • Syria in Crisis March 13, 2014
    Tripoli's Fragmented Sunni Islamists

    The simmering intra-Sunni tensions in Tripoli, Lebanon in relation to the conflict in Syria belies the standard sectarian divide of Sunni versus Shia, in a sign of how multifaceted and fragmented the Sunni Islamic spectrum really is.

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  • Syria in Crisis March 13, 2014
    Lebanon’s Pro-Assad Islamists

    The northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli is home to several Sunni Islamist groups that support the Assad regime and Syrian patronage has given them access to funds, weapons, and political connections.

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  • Syria in Crisis February 18, 2014
    What Does the Lebanese Cabinet Mean for Syria?

    There are clear signs that Syria is now progressively replacing Lebanon as the region’s geopolitical chessboard. This means that Lebanese politics will increasingly be viewed through a Syrian lens.

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  • Article February 13, 2014 عربي
    The Egypt Effect: Sharpened Tensions, Reshuffled Alliances

    Throughout the Middle East, the overthrow of Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi has heightened Islamist-secularist tensions and pushed actors toward zero-sum politics.

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