Foreign Policy

‘Tired of Begging’: Developments in the Nile Dam Dispute

This policy outlook notes that an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will be transformative not only for Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan...

The Paradox of Authoritarian Soft Power: The Case of Russia and China

As populism continues to rise around the world, the appeal of authoritarianism has increased, creating a more receptive audience for Chinese and Russian soft...

The Rising Influence of the Russian Orthodox Church in Russian Politics

This discussion paper suggests that in order to understand the drivers of Russian behaviour in the global arena, it is imperative to look at...

Egypt’s Role in Libya

This policy outlook examines Egypt’s role in Libya. Cairo’s various interests in Libya are assessed and used to explain Egypt’s policy in Libya and...

The Russia-China Partnership: De Facto Alliance or Marriage of Convenience?

This paper will discuss the roots of the increasing partnership between Russia and China and its future prospects. This paper will discuss the roots of...

Algeria’s Role in Libya

This policy outlook explores some of the critical elements driving Algeria’s foreign policy concerning the on-going conflict in Libya. This policy outlook explores some of...

Doubling-Down on Haftar: Examining France’s Position in Libya

This policy outlook explores France’s foreign policy in Libya, examining the mixture of strategic, geopolitical, economic, and ideological factors driving French interests in Libya. Libya’s...

Turkey’s Evolving Engagement in Africa

Turkey-Africa engagements have borne fruit and have led numerous partnerships based on political, economic, and development cooperation based on mutual interests. These engagements have...

Russia and Turkey in Syria: The Geopolitical Nexus

This paper provides an overview of Russia’s broad strategy; its capabilities within the contours of Russian-Turkish relationship. Over the last decade, Russia has emerged as...

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