Foreign Policy

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...

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...

It’s complicated: What are the obstacles to thawing Turkey-Iraq ties?

This policy outlook seeks to analyse the main points of contention between Turkey and Iraq in a bid to assess if the differences can...

Iranian Foreign Policy After Trump: Challenges and Opportunities

This discussion paper focuses on the potential shape of Iran’s foreign policy in the post-Trump era. With Biden inaugurated, expectations for a new round...

Russia’s Last Frontier: Geopolitics and the Competition in the Arctic

This info-pack will illustrate the significance of the Arctic Circle for Russia’s national strategy, international competition, and the region’s importance for each country’s economy. Due...

Assessing the Biden Administration’s Worldview: Continuity and Change in the US Foreign Policy

This policy outlook contrasts aspects of change and continuity between the Biden administration's foreign policy priorities and its predecessor. This policy outlook contrasts aspects of...

Morocco-Israel Normalisation: A Geopolitical Shift with Far-reaching Consequences for the MENA Region

This policy outlook analyses the shift in US policy regarding the Western Sahara, Morocco-Israel relations, and the role of 'normalisation' as a tool in...

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