July, 2020

  • 2 July

    View from Thailand: US Loses Myanmar to China?

    Only time will tell whether or not Myanmar will reciprocate to Beijing’s overtures, but owing to the lack of alternatives offered by Washington, Myanmar seems to have a very simple choice to make.

June, 2020

  • 28 June

    Tensions Rise Over Ethiopia’s Nile Dam

    The rains are coming and the dam water levels – and tensions – will soon begin to rise. Solutions that work for all parties must be found, and quickly.

  • 26 June

    US-China Rivalry: Gulf States Struggle to Hedge Their Bets

    The Trump administration’s quest to curb relationships between its allies in the Middle East and China offers a preview of how big power rivalry in the region is likely to unfold. It also suggests the limits on the United States’ ability to reduce its commitment to regional security.

  • 24 June

    How Illegal Mining is Driving Local Conflicts in Nigeria

    Criminal networks fuel community violence in a bid to exploit untapped mineral deposits in the North West where around 80% of mining is carried out illegally and on an artisanal basis.

  • 18 June

    Resetting Europe-Africa Relations in Post-COVID Era

    Covid placed a pause on the formal renewal of relations between Europe and Africa, but it has also brought new focus to old questions.

  • 7 June

    What Drives Turkey’s Growing Influence in Africa?

    Turkey has managed to avoid becoming embroiled in many of Africa’s local political quagmires. Instead, it came with a strong commitment that focused on direct aid, infrastructure and transportation projects, as well as mutually beneficial economic partnerships.

  • 6 June

    Russia’s Power Game in Libya

    Russia, under Vladimir Putin, has expanded its influence in Libya as a key supporter of Khalifa Haftar’s war. Yet Moscow often operates pragmatically and will surely adapt its strategy as Haftar is losing ground.

  • 4 June

    Five Ways That the Coronavirus Should Transform the EU

    The European Commission’s response to the coronavirus faces at least five fundamental challenges – all of which create significant opportunities for Europe.

May, 2020

  • 23 May

    It’s Turkey’s Libya Now

    European countries should try to revive the political approach to resolving the Libya conflict, particularly given that Turkey may want to do so from its current position of strength.

  • 19 May

    Foreign Policy After COVID: A Checklist for a New World

    Both national and European identity will be essential to forging foreign policy after the crisis – and to taking on competing claims from sovereigntists.