Discussion Papers

Trade, Globalization and Inequality: An Old Debate with a New Twist

In developed countries, people from different social backgrounds and of diverse ideological profiles are questioning the benefits of neo-liberal globalisation, and challenging the globalist...

Hydro-Politics: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Future of the Nile River Basin

As the completion of the upstream Nile dam project nears and with a solution not yet, there are fears the deadlock could lead to...

Tunisia’s Presidential Elections: A Reflection of Popular Discontent?

This paper discusses the reasons behind Tunisians disillusionment with the existing political class and their quest for an alternative, which ultimately led to the...

Is the World Ready for the Next Recession?

This paper seeks to address the reasons why the world economy may be headed towards a synchronised recession in the near future and why...

Against All Odds: Turkey’s Position in the Eastern Mediterranean

This discussion paper aims to analyse the positions of both Greece and Turkey, as well as the Greek-Cypriot Administration, on the maritime delimitation issue...

Saudi Arabia under Muhammed Bin Salman: Crisis, Reform, or Stagnation?

This discussion paper aims to analyse the limitations of Mohammed bin Salman’s reforms by historically examining the modernisation process in Saudi Arabia and the...

The Future of Serbia-Kosovo Relations: Prospects for Normalisation

This discussion paper explores the role of international actors in the future of the Serbia-Kosovo relations and whether or not normalisation is possible.Although the...

China-US Tensions: The Fight for Economic Influence

This paper discusses the ongoing trade war between China and the US, the economic and political dynamics which led to this confrontation, and the...

Turkey’s Economy: The Case for Industrial Policy

This paper focuses on how middle-income countries can successfully transform their economies to developed status, opposing views about the role of government in overcoming...

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