Periscope – World in Focus

July, 2022

  • 5 July

    Uzbekistan Protests Both a History Lesson and Warning for West

    The tiny independent region of Karakalpakstan is one of many places chafing against arbitrary borders imposed by former empires.

April, 2022

  • 24 April

    Ukraine War: A Revitalized Non-aligned Movement Could Emerge

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said pointedly that his country “will not take sides.” Indian leaders have reaffirmed their policy of nonalignment, implying that their nation will seek to stay out of the fight. South Africa, Pakistan and numerous other nations are following a similar path.

March, 2022

  • 16 March

    Pakistan in Political Turmoil – Five Unanswered Questions

    If the no-confidence move succeeds, there is no guarantee that it will bring political and economic stability. And if it fails, it is unlikely to bring the political tensions down. Thus political instability may haunt Pakistan until the next elections.

  • 15 March

    Israeli President Visits Turkey: Message for Indonesia, Malaysia & Pakistan

    What message Israeli President Isaac Herzog's visit to Turkey carry for other Muslim countries?

February, 2022

  • 25 February

    War of Obsession: Why Putin is Risking Russia’s Future

    The invasion marks the beginning of a new era for not just the European security order but also Russian society.

  • 21 February

    The Man from Misrata: Why Libya Has Two Prime Ministers (Again)

    Instead of progressing towards a legitimate government that can finally stabilize the country, Libyans are once again hostages to a showdown between two self-serving centers of power. This situation threatens to generate a new wave of violence in the capital and beyond.

  • 9 February

    Why the War in Ukraine Could Reshape the European Nuclear Order

    Another Russian attack on Ukraine would jeopardize talks between Washington and Moscow on strategic stability and a follow-on agreement to New START.

January, 2022

  • 31 January

    Why Europe Has no Say in the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

    In talks on the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Europeans have been reduced to demanding consultations with their American partners. Americans are happy to oblige but, so long Europeans are unable to form a unified front or even present many ideas, those consultations will not have much effect on US plans.

  • 22 January

    Ukraine: How an Armed Conflict Could Play Out

    Beyond Ukraine, Russia is putting pressure on Nato and the EU, and attempting to change the international order with this latest round of power politics.

  • 18 January

    War in Ukraine: Erdogan’s Greatest Challenge Yet

    Turkey would attempt to sit on the fence if conflict breaks out in Ukraine. But with domestic challenges rising at home, Recep Tayyip Erdogan may not be able to withstand the pressure from either Russia or NATO allies.