December 10, 2017

Barriers Still Divide 25 Years After Berlin’s Wall Fall

As people and leaders across the world join celebrations for the demise of Berlin Wall, they forget the prevalence of another. Many will once again praise the courage of East Germans, however they will forget that this courage in the West Bank has left hundreds of people injured. Read More »

Why Ethiopia and Egypt Aren’t Fighting a Water War

There were times last year, when the rhetoric in Cairo reached fever pitch, that some kind of conflict between Ethiopia and Egypt over the waters of the Nile seemed inevitable. It hasn’t come to that, and nor will it, if history is anything to go by. Read More »

Why a Third Intifada May be About to Kick Off

With no diplomatic solution on the horizon and with no evidence that either party is willing, or able, to break the psychological barriers to reconciliation,Israeli and Palestinian sides are resorting to increased unilateralism and kowtowing to their own domestic pressures. Read More »

Is Vietnam in Denial on Military Strategy?

Vietnam’s recent, and significant, investment in military hardware is aimed at coping with a changing strategic environment. But will it make any significant difference in balancing against China’s military might in the South China Sea? Read More »

Chinese Salafism and the Saudi Connection

In China, the Hui Salafi sect, and its links with Saudi Arabia, have a long and complex history. Read More »

New Rules for China’s War on Terror?

China still lacks national anti-terror legislation, but do laws really matter in an authoritarian state and in a region as militarized as Xinjiang? Read More »

How Deep-rooted are jihadists in Canada?

The jihadists have been making inroads among the Muslim youth in Canada. But despite overwhelming evidence documenting the spread of extremism among the youth, most Muslims are still in denial. Read More »

Cricket: South Africa May Have Already Replaced Kallis

While there is much talk about replacing Jacques Kallis as a bowler, closer inspection would reveal they’ve actually done so already, without even realizing it. It’s now about fine-tuning the resources and getting the best out of them before the 2015 World Cup. Read More »

The Roots of Radicalism in Kenya

The Kenyan government’s response to terrorism may have made the problem worse, says one researcher. The government, says the researcher, needs to create political space to permit expression of political frustrations and interests other than through the use of violence. Read More »

The Origins of Russia’s New Conflict with the West

Neither Russia nor the West expected such a deep – and for now irreparable – crisis in their relations. The West responded to the annexation of Crimea and to Russia’s egregious violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty with economic sanctions. Putin’s abrupt policy moves, aggravated by the sanctions, precipitated Russia’s economic and social decline. But the West has been unable to make ... Read More »