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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...

Turkey’s Human Rights Action Plan

This info-pack explores the contours and scope of Turkey’s Human Rights Action Plan. Turkey’s Human Rights Action Plan is based on eleven main principles and...

Beitar and Beyond: The United Arab Emirates and Qatar’s use of Football as Soft Power

This policy outlook examines the UAE and Qatar’s investment in football clubs in Europe and Israel as two distinct and developing modes of soft...

The Human Rights Action Plan: Towards a New Era in Turkey’s History

This policy outlook explores Turkey’s extensive legal reform initiative and argues that it ushers a new era of human rights in the country amidst...

Israeli Parliamentary Elections: A Splintering of the Arab Consensus?

This info pack presents the latest situation concerning Arab political parties in Israel ahead of the March 23 elections. Despite an electoral stalemate in Israel...

The Energy Transition in Word & Deed: Recovery, Decarbonisation, and Financial Risk

This policy outlook provides an abridgement and commentary on the global energy transition. It aims to synthesise major developments and the general contours of...

US Relations with Libya: What to Expect from the Biden Administration?

This policy outlook aims to analyse US strategy in Libya post 2011 and also examines what President Biden’s new diplomatic approach will be in...

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...

Are US-Saudi Relations Headed for a Reset?

This policy outlook examines the potential trajectory of US-Saudi relations over the course of Biden’s first term in office. In a series of briefings, top...

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