February, 2018

  • 13 February

    Overseeing Kosovo’s Conditional Independence

    The lesson of Kosovo's transition to independence is the value of the ‘ICO model’; a timebound mandate and a commitment to local ownership, transparency and respect.

  • 12 February

    South Africa’s Water Crisis is Much Bigger Than the Cape

    SA is overexploiting its water system, and the problem is getting harder and costlier to fix. Even if all government strategies are implemented, the country's demand for water will still outstrip supply.

  • 11 February

    Will the Olympics’ Green Makeover Have Lasting Effects

    The Olympic Games are an ideal venue to showcase new ideas to world. In a world where reducing carbon emissions is a priority, could the Olympics be doing more?

  • 3 February

    Will Egypt-Ethiopia-Sudan Diplomacy Placate Other Nile Countries?

    Unless all potential beneficiaries find a way to share the Nile water conflict will continue.

January, 2018

  • 24 January

    The Draft US Nuclear Posture Review is Not as Crazy as it Sounds

    The proposal of new, low-yield warheads seeks to convince adversaries that there is no step in the escalation ladder that the US would not be able to answer reciprocally.

  • 21 January

    Justice for Palestinians and Security for Israel

    Given the history of the region and the damage recently inflicted by President Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a one-state solution will never bring peace to the region.

  • 17 January

    Bulgaria: The Unforeseen Effects of EU Presidency

    Bulgarian politicians and officials will have to challenge the stereotypes about Bulgaria during their six-month presidency and learn to strike coalitions in the EU.

  • 16 January

    Burundi Requires Greater Innovation

    Burundi’s ongoing political instability highlights the stark divide between global conflict prevention rhetoric and practice

  • 7 January

    Ukraine on the Brink of Kleptocracy

    Europe needs to confront Ukraine’s leadership sooner rather than later.

December, 2017

  • 3 December

    Spain’s Kosovo-Catalonia Conundrum

    Madrid is inadvertently equating Catalonia and Kosovo and, by doing so, revealing itself to be unable to distinguish between legitimate aspirations for self-rule and destabilizing separatism.