Discussion Papers

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...

Is China Creating Debt Traps in the Developing World?

This discussion paper looks into China’s financial relations with developing countries in recent years, amid claims that Beijing is using “debt-trap diplomacy” to its...

Biden’s Foreign Policy ‘Reset’: New US Perspectives on Central Asia and the South Caucasus

This discussion paper focuses on President Joe Biden’s potential stance towards the South Caucasus and Central Asia.Amongst a host of uncertainties, what is clear...

Iranian Foreign Policy After Trump: Challenges and Opportunities

This discussion paper focuses on the potential shape of Iran’s foreign policy in the post-Trump era. With Biden inaugurated, expectations for a new round...

Operation Iron Fist: Lessons from the Second Karabakh War

This discussion paper analyses the contemporary background to the Karabakh War and focuses on the lessons learned.A few central lessons can be drawn from...

How the Fight over Covid-19 Vaccines will Shape Global Inequality

This discussion paper argues that unless there is a strong and well-coordinated international cooperation effort, the Covid-19 vaccination process will lead to more economic...

The Neo-Liberal Roots of ‘Trumpism’: American Economic Policy in the Post-Trump Era

Given the long-term trends of the American economy, the Trump presidency is not the cause but a symptom of deep underlying maladies afflicting American...

Financing the Pandemic: The Political Economy of Rising Government Debt

This discussion paper advances the idea that the Covid-19 pandemic has been a seismic event for government economic policies around the world.This paper advances...

The IMF & Covid-19 in the MENA: An Assessment of Risks and Constraints

This paper discusses the IMF’s most recent foray into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.While no country in the Middle East and...

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