Policy Outlooks

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...

Fortress Europa: An Assessment of Europe’s Handling of the Refugee Crisis

This policy outlook seeks to draw a descriptive picture of the EU countries’ responses to the ongoing refugee crisis. European Union member states have been...

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...

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,...

AUKUS and the Return of Balance of Power Politics

This policy outlook examines the enhanced trilateral security partnership (AUKUS) signed by the US, the UK and Australia through the lens of balance of...

Elections in Libya: Towards a Democratic Transition?

For Libyans, the December election represents perhaps the final hope of forming a legitimate government that can achieve long-lasting stability and help energise the...

The Iraqi Election: A Step Towards Reform or a Re-affirmation of the Status Quo?

This policy outlook seeks to analyse the possible impact of the Iraqi election results on the prospects of meaningful political reform in the country. Iraq’s...

Russia’s National Security Strategy: Ideology, Strategic Priorities and Threat Perceptions

This policy outlook analyses Russia’s strategic priorities, national interests and threat perceptions by examining its latest national security strategy document. Russian foreign policy elites believe...

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