May, 2018

  • 7 May

    Oman: Between Iran And A Hard Place

    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.

April, 2018

  • 29 April

    What Exactly Are Foreign Troops Protecting in the Sahel?

    Officially they are there to fight terror, but external interventions may be more about self-interest.

  • 22 April

    An Emerging Turkey-Russia-Iran Alliance Can Reshape ME

    The unusual triple alliance coming out of Syria could change the regional balance of power and unhinge NATO — if it holds together at all.

  • 17 April

    Can Uzbekistan’s New Leader Unleash His Country’s Potential?

    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.

  • 11 April

    Democracy and Economics in Africa: The Circle of Growth

    To unlock sustained growth across countries and cultures, regular leadership and policy renewal is needed.

March, 2018

  • 30 March

    How Europe Views John Bolton: ‘Don’t Mention the Norms’

    Brutal transactional talks are the only language the new National Security Advisor understands, writes on European analyst.

  • 25 March

    South Africa Can Balance Its Water System, But the Clock is Ticking

    From more aggressively tiered pricing to building infrastructure, South Africa can’t afford more delays to secure its water future.

  • 18 March

    Five Reasons to Support Theresa May’s Response to Russia

    We do not yet know everything about this crime, so it is wise to leave stronger measures for when we know more.

  • 17 March

    Russia and Africa Meet Again

    Amid changing geopolitical dynamics, Africa is both searching for and being courted by new strategic partners.

February, 2018

  • 25 February

    A New Beginning for European Defense

    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.