Discussion Papers

Oil, Gold, and Self Determination: Three Faces of the Venezuelan Crisis

This paper seeks to contextualise the political and economic crisis in Venezuela by exploring the various root causes and perspectives of it.This paper seeks...

Yellow Vests: Western Economies Need a Paradigm Shift

Dramatic shifts in Western politics can only be understood within a wider perspective of a changing power balance between the poor and the rich...

Through Trials and Triumph: A New Spell of Democratic Transition in Pakistan

The year 2013 was a significant date for Pakistan. The democratic transition, which took place then, led the country away from military rule. The...

BRICS with a ‘T’: Turkey is Looking for New Friends

This paper investigates what a potential BRICS membership might economically mean for Turkey in the light of the recent crisis in Turkey-USA relations. It...

Is Manufacturing Dead?

Recently, there has been an acknowledgement that the economic primacy of manufacturing has been shrinking in line with the emergence of the so-called ‘knowledge...

African Migrants in Israel: Neither Safe nor Sound

In January 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared the implementation of a policy to deport tens of thousands of African migrants who entered...

An Overview of China-Latin America Economic Relations: Who Are The Winners And Losers?

Although the trade relationship between China and Latin America might not be significant in global terms, it is significant at the regional level. China’s...

An Overview of the Government Coalitions in Israel in the Face of An Approaching Crisis

In the midst of a political outbreak, coalition government in Israel is facing a challenge and cards are being reshuffled in a way that...

Horn of Africa Caught in Between the Qatar-GCC Crisis: Case Studies of Somalia and Sudan

The Qatar-GCC crisis has had a negative impact on Sudan and Somalia. Both countries, as the rivalry heated up, were compelled to adjust to...

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