Foreign Policy

Cutting the Gordian Knot: The Necessary Spirit in the Eastern Mediterranean

This paper expounds on the need to focus on a resolution of the Cyprus Problem and argues for a greater commitment to the Turkish–EU...

Iran’s Shifting Position on Nagorno-Karabakh

This info pack examines Iran’s foreign policy toward Nagorno-Karabakh in the context of Tehran’s relations with both Armenia and Azerbaijan. Although Karabakh is internationally recognised...

Regional Implications of Great Power Competition: The Case of the Western Balkans

This paper will discuss the implications of great power competition in the Western Balkans. This paper will discuss the implications of great power competition in...

Russia’s Policy in Libya from 2011 Onwards

This paper examines Russia's strategy towards Libya post-2011. Russia has arguably been filling the vacuum left by NATO to further its interests regardless of...

‘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...

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