Foreign Policy

Understanding China’s Position Towards the War in Ukraine: Lessons for a ‘Superpower to-be’

This policy outlook examines the positioning of China in the Russia-Ukraine War with a particular focus on its rise as a regional hegemonic power. China’s...

Russia-Ukraine War: Winners and Losers

The Russia-Ukraine War has considerable effects on a global scale, affecting numerous players, both state actors and non-state actors alike. This paper focuses on...

Russia-Ukraine war: Israel’s tricky balancing act

Tel Aviv is aiming to preserve its relationships with both Moscow and Kyiv, positioning itself as a possible mediator in the conflict. The Russia-Ukraine war is...

The Russia–Ukraine War and the European Security Order

This policy outlook examines the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine with a focus on the structural factors serving as enablers for Russia and its...

Ghosts from the Past: Libya’s Election Quandary and the Re-emergence of Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi

This policy outlook aims to analyse the reasons behind the postponement of Libya's elections. After more than a decade of conflict, instability, and economic hardship,...

Turkey as a Donor Country: Aid Allocation Patterns

This paper seeks to examine changes and transformations of Turkish foreign policy and its repercussions on the country's foreign aid allocation patterns through the...

Turkish-Iranian Relations under the Raisi Administration: A Bridge over Troubled Water?

This policy outlook discusses the potential evolution of Turkish-Iranian relations under the administration of Ebrahim Raisi. On August 5, 2021, conservative Iranian cleric Ebrahim Raisi...

The UAE in Libya: Continuity and Change

This policy outlook explores some of the key elements driving the UAE’s policy in Libya as well as the Gulf country’s approach towards the...

Turkey in Africa: A Decade of Turkish Aid and State-Building in Somalia

This policy outlook assesses three dimensions of Turkey’s engagement in Somalia, in a bid to gauge to what extent Ankara’s decade of aid and...

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