Views Digest

January, 2019

  • 7 January

    Bangladesh: A Case of Diminishing Oppositions

    There are only seven seats that the opposition political parties won in Bangladesh's December 30 parliamentary elections, setting a trend of diminishing parliamentary opposition. Many analysts in the South Asian nation wonder who will play as the opposition in the new parliament?" 

  • 6 January

    Top Ten Foreign Policy Trends in 2019

    Here are the top ten trends that are expected to occupy European foreign policymakers in 2019.

  • 3 January

    Why Jefferson’s Vision of American Islam Matters Today

    The first two Muslim-American women are in Congress now. They stand in a long and little-known tradition of Islam in America.

December, 2018

  • 28 December

    2018, A Year of Central Asia’s Regional Thaw

    A relaxation of long-standing regional tensions was the most noticeable process in Central Asia in 2018. If the trend continues, individual countries will be better positioned to muddle through domestic problems and deal with complex international relations and security issues in 2019 and beyond.

  • 20 December

    What’s The Economic Impact of a Government Shutdown?

    With President Trump insisting on funding for his border wall and Democrats vehemently opposed, a partial government shutdown is about to enter the new year. Here's what it could mean for the economy.

  • 13 December

    Five Reasons Why 2018 Was a Big Year for Paleontology

    Dr. Julien Benoit discusses five important moments in paleontology you may have missed during 2018, and what they mean – particularly for Africa and its place in the story of human origins.

  • 8 December

    New Currents in Libya’s Stagnant Waters

    The most important development in Libya’s recent history may have just taken place. And it was not a high-level summit, but a new expression of popular opinion on Libya’s future.

  • 8 December

    Will Next Week’s Migration Compact be Global?

    African countries should use the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as a basis to develop better continental migration governance systems.

November, 2018

  • 20 November

    Can We Expect A Major Rebound In Oil Prices?

    A price increase from current levels hinges on action from OPEC+. Saudi Arabia has already signaled that it intends to lower exports by 500,000 bpd in December, and that further action might be forthcoming from OPEC+.

  • 8 November

    Afghan Reconciliation Initiatives: Vindication of Pakistan?

    The message from Beijing, Moscow, Turkey, and Tehran, as well as most central Asian Republics, is loud and clear; Pakistan alone cannot be held responsible for the problem as well as the resolution.