Armenak Tokmajyan

Nonresident Scholar
Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center

Armenak Tokmajyan is a nonresident scholar at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research focuses on borders and conflict, Syrian refugees, and local intermediaries in Syria.

Armenak Tokmajyan is a nonresident scholar at the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research focuses on borders and conflict, Syrian refugees, and local intermediaries in Syria.

Before joining Carnegie, Tokmajyan was a research fellow at International Crisis Group, focusing mainly on Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and patterns of displacement inside Syria. Before that, he was a research fellow at Budapest’s Central European University, focusing on conflict dynamics in Aleppo. He holds a master’s degree in peace, mediation and conflict research from University of Tampere, Finland.

Tokmajyan’s most recent work include Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Between Return and a Hard Place (upcoming International Crisis Group report), Politics of Rural Notables a book chapterin an edited book entitled Local Intermediaries in post-2011 Syria: Transformation and Continuity (Published by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Beirut, June 2019). War Economy in Northern Syria (Shattuck Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery, November 2016). Hezbollah’s Intervention in Syria: Religious Obligation or Political Choice? (Journal of Approaching Religion Vol. 4 (2), December 2014).

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  • Permission to Kill
    • October 22, 2020

    Permission to Kill

    The rules of what is deemed acceptable political behavior are constantly shifting in Syria, with perilous consequences.

  • Beyond the Line in the Sand
    • June 03, 2020

    Beyond the Line in the Sand

    Syria’s conflict has transformed the conditions of tribal clan notables who have sought refuge in Jordan.

  • An Art Unto Itself
    • January 27, 2020

    An Art Unto Itself

    In conducting research in the Middle East, don’t ignore the importance of the personal.

  • Trump’s Crude Justification
    • December 11, 2019

    Trump’s Crude Justification

    The U.S. president has said that Washington aims to seize Syria’s oil, but no one takes the explanation seriously.

  • The Price of a Homecoming?
    • October 28, 2019

    The Price of a Homecoming?

    Syria’s Armenians risk losing their identity and language as they move to the Republic of Armenia.

Languages
  • Arabic
  • English
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