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The United States in the Middle East: The Return of Realpolitik?

This Policy Outlook explores the contours of American engagement in the region in light of this shift with a focus on the implications of...

The Ideational Pillars of China’s Rise

This paper explores how China seeks to ideologically build regional and international hegemony through a set of historical and cultural elements as a way...

Disability Pride Month: inclusivity and access for all

People with disabilities are the largest and most diverse minority within the population, representing all abilities, ages, races, ethnicities, religions and socio-economic backgrounds. According...

Reforming the United Nations Security Council: Accountability, Effectiveness, and Representation

This Discussion Paper concludes that reforms regulating the use of veto as well as reforms increasing the number of non-permanent UNSC members must be...

European Politics between Technocracy and Populism

The European Union is caught between right-wing populism on the one hand, and technocratic neoliberalism – with its own identity politics – on the...

Groundhog Day? Parallel Authorities and the Political Roller Coaster in Libya

This policy outlook examines the latest political crisis in Libya, analysing how the collapse of the electoral process led to a legitimacy crisis which...

A Balancing Act: Türkiye and the Russia-Ukraine War

This Policy Outlook examines Türkiye’s position towards the Russia-Ukraine War in the context of its recent foreign policy initiatives. Türkiye has emphasised the importance of...

Global Disruptions and the Making of a New Middle East

This book encapsulates the many transitions and transformations taking place in the Middle East in the 21st century. The Middle East as a complex region...

Connecting Thread: American and Global Islamophobia

Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui hosts Professor Khaled Beydoun to unpack some of the ideological constructs behind the phenomenon of Islamophobia in the US and overseas. Muslims...

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