Discussion Papers

Shifting Paradigms in International Refugee Law: Will the Right to Asylum Survive?

This discussion paper will focus on the shift of paradigm in the practice of international humanitarian law regarding the protection of refugees. The new “mixed...

The EU as a Gated Community: Contextualising Events on the Poland-Belarus Border

It is worth analysing the migrant crisis on the Belarus–Poland border apart from the tension between the EU and Minsk. It is not the first...

A Short-Term Assessment of Global Climate Change: Impacts and Policy Recommendations

This discussion paper seeks to examine some of the short-term effects of climate change and offer some policy tools that should be urgently implemented. The...

Examining the Narratives around Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

This paper discusses how the Western media has used the discourse around women's rights to justify the US invasion of Afghanistan and how that...

Israel and the BDS Movement: Securitization and the Struggle for Influence

This policy paper discusses the BDS movement’s strategy and Israel’s policies to counter the movement. As the battle for influence between the BDS movement and...

The Road from the UNFCCC to the COP26: A Glimpse into the Protracted Character of International Climate Change Governance

This discussion paper looks at the protracted nature of international climate change governance, arguing that in order to make a more liveable global environment,...

The Srebrenica Genocide and the Denial Narrative

Understanding the media coverage of the Bosnian war and genocide may clarify, to some extent, the reasons why there are conflicting notions and denial...

Competing Visions of Eurasian Integration: The Turkic Alternative to Russia and China

This discussion paper aims to summarise the Chinese and Russian visions in order to show the Turkic World’s potential to contribute to Eurasian integration This...

A Privileged Relationship: Russia and India’s Rekindled Strategic Partnership

This discussion paper examines Russia-India relations and argues that their strategic partnership will continue to hold both multilateral and regional importance for both countries. With...

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