Oman has historically been careful to balance its relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran, allowing it to play a useful role mediating regional disputes. However, as the region’s anti-Iran rhetoric is ramping up and the Sultanate is having to deal with its own domestic issues, neutrality is becoming harder to maintain.
Officially they are there to fight terror, but external interventions may be more about self-interest.
The unusual triple alliance coming out of Syria could change the regional balance of power and unhinge NATO — if it holds together at all.
Unlike their diplomatic and political counterparts, it will take years to measure the success of Uzbekistan's new leader Mirziyoyev and his economic reforms. A lot is riding on Mirziyoyev’s ability to harmonize his own political interests with the economic interests of his country.
To unlock sustained growth across countries and cultures, regular leadership and policy renewal is needed.
Brutal transactional talks are the only language the new National Security Advisor understands, writes on European analyst.
From more aggressively tiered pricing to building infrastructure, South Africa can’t afford more delays to secure its water future.
We do not yet know everything about this crime, so it is wise to leave stronger measures for when we know more.
Amid changing geopolitical dynamics, Africa is both searching for and being courted by new strategic partners.
Europe is and will remain a force for peace, but it must have the capability to protect European interests with European troops, including, when necessary, through interventions.