September, 2019

  • 4 September

    Bewitched by Brexit: Referendums and Modern Democracy

    What is at stake here is neither EU membership nor national sovereignty, but the essence of parliamentary democracy.

  • 3 September

    Why Increasing Arab-Israeli Closeness Matters

    With the opening of a synagogue in Dubai and warmer relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, some Arab states suddenly appear to be more open to friendship with Israel and Jews. Why?

July, 2019

  • 22 July

    What is at Stake in the Strait of Hormuz?

    Are consumers in the United States and other countries likely to suffer because of the tensions in the Strait of Hormuz? So far, that has not been the case in terms of fuel costs.

  • 13 July

    Erdoğan’s Control Over Turkey is Ending – What Comes Next?

    The aura of Erdoğan’s invincibility seems to be dissipating and Turkey appears to be nearing the day that the transfer of power is viewed as a normal and nonexceptional part of political life.

  • 11 July

    Reform of Libya’s Security Sector Must Not Fail Again

    Regardless of who wins the fight for Tripoli, the power of armed groups over government is being entrenched. It is necessary to ensure that Libya’s security sector is tailored to the needs of Libyans and can operate effectively in the post-conflict environment.

June, 2019

  • 23 June

    Risk of Shooting War with Iran Grows

    Whether or not a shooting war does break out, the United States’ economic war has already been intensifying over the past year.

  • 22 June

    Moldova Crisis: The First Battle in the War for Democracy

    Swift action from Brussels transformed the Moldova crisis on the ground. The EU will now learn to keep oligarchic governments at arm’s length in future.

  • 20 June

    Johnson and Hunt to Compete to Become the UK’s Next PM

    As UK politics continues to fracture, both of the two main parties are failing to offer leadership that can bring things back together and the result may be a surge in support for alternative parties, much like in the European elections.

  • 15 June

    How Saudi Arabia and Iran Could Make Peace?

    Saudi Arabia and Iran will benefit more from direct dialogue than hostile rhetoric.

  • 14 June

    No Appetite for a ‘New Cold War’ in Asia

    Key states are attempting to shore up Asia’s fragile security and economic order. But much more will be needed — across issues ranging from cyber to maritime security and trade — if the region is to avoid the worst consequences of the growing competition between the United States and China. Sitting back and waiting for Trump and Xi to find common ground is no longer possible.