Discussion Papers

Back to the Future: A New Keynesian Age

This paper argues that the Covid-19 crisis will accelerate the major policy transformation already underway in developed economies towards a Keynesian framework.This paper argues...

The EU Coronavirus Recovery Fund: A Turning Point for Europe?

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the economic impact of Covid-19 on the EU and to discuss the recovery fund proposal that...

The Early Days of Tunisian President Kais Saied’s Tenure: A Masterclass in Crisis Management?

This paper looks into the first months of Kais Saied's presidency in Tunisia, examining the major crises that he has faced since taking office.Starting...

25 Years After Srebrenica: The Bosnian War and the Role of the International Community

This paper examines the humanitarian aspects of the Bosnian War and the role of the international community both during and after the end of...

The Paradox of Authoritarian Soft Power: The Case of Russia and China

As populism continues to rise around the world, the appeal of authoritarianism has increased, creating a more receptive audience for Chinese and Russian soft...

The Rising Influence of the Russian Orthodox Church in Russian Politics

This discussion paper suggests that in order to understand the drivers of Russian behaviour in the global arena, it is imperative to look at...

Can Turkey Emerge from Covid-19 as a ‘Developmental State’?

This paper concludes that the deep transformations caused by the Covid-19 crisis provide developing countries like Turkey with more space and flexibility for policymaking....

Iran’s Warfighting Capabilities: Roots, Roles and Evolution

Although Iran's armament is restricted by international sanctions and arms embargoes, the country has still managed to develop its military capabilities to the extent...

Rising Anti-Chinese Sentiment in Central Asia: A Harbinger of Regional Unrest?

This paper suggests that understanding China’s broad strategy, the reasons for rising Sinophobia, and Beijing’s capabilities, are of critical importance for projecting the geopolitical...

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