Views Digest

May, 2019

  • 2 May

    US Ends Afghan Pilot Training After Almost Half Went Absent

    The program was ended after more than 40 percent of the Afghan Air Force students enrolled in the U.S.-based training program to fly the AC-208 Combat Caravan went absent without leave.

April, 2019

  • 3 April

    How Social Media Can Draw the US into Foreign Interventions

    When the 2011 Libyan civil war erupted, Twitter became a major instrument to air the rebels’ account of the conflict and present themselves internationally as a viable alternative to Moammar Gadhafi.

March, 2019

  • 31 March

    Why OIC Remains Ineffective on Kashmir

    The 46th session of Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Conference held in Abu Dhabi recently was unique in many ways: it was held at a time when India and Pakistan were on the verge of war over Kashmir; Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, for the first time, was invited to address an OIC conference; Pakistan’s Foreign …

February, 2019

  • 6 February

    Oil Demand Growth to Hit Zero Within a Decade

    By 2030, oil demand growth will zero out as consumption is expected to hit a permanent peak, before falling at a relatively rapid rate thereafter. The main driver of the destruction in demand is the proliferation of electric vehicles. 

  • 4 February

    Maghreb’s Changing Politics of Migration

    Political challenges and deep inequalities fuel the sharp rise in irregular migration from North Africa.

January, 2019

  • 8 January

    Is There a Crisis at the US-Mexico Border? 6 Essential Reads

    Immigration experts explain who's really trying to cross the US-Mexico border, what they want — and why immigration, even undocumented immigration, actually benefits the country.

  • 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.