Discussion Papers

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...

Japan’s War Economy and the US Strategy of Bombardment and Naval Blockade

Marking the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this discussion paper explores whether the strategy of naval blockade and conventional...

Assessing the Role of the Military in Post-‘Arab Spring’ Political Systems: The Case of Algeria and Sudan

This paper aims to analyse the national armies' interventions in the Arab World's political arena with particular emphasis on the cases of Algeria and...

Syrian Migration is an Opportunity for the Turkish Economy

This paper discusses the economic theory and empirical evidence behind immigration being economically beneficial to the recipient economies as opposed to the contrarian narratives...

Foreign Engagements in the Horn of Africa: Diversifying Risks and Maximising Gains

The recent increase of foreign involvement in the Horn of Africa has revived the age-old drive of global and regional powers to dominate the...

Libya’s Civil War: Is the End in Sight?

Today, Libya is fragmented and polarized, mired in instability and insecurity. As a result, Libya is lacking a unified, representative and legitimate government able...

Women in Conflict: Militancy and Gender-Based Violence in Nigeria and Myanmar

As the violence committed by Myanmar’s army against the Rohingya and the rise of Boko Haram in Nigeria hit international headlines, distinct features of...

The “Great Game”: Russia and China in Central Asia

Russia and China are the two largest and the most prominent powers in Asia in terms of their size, population, and military strength. Russia is...

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