Policy Outlooks

Groundhog Day? Parallel Authorities and the Political Roller Coaster in Libya

This policy outlook examines the latest political crisis in Libya, analysing how the collapse of the electoral process led to a legitimacy crisis which...

A Balancing Act: Türkiye and the Russia-Ukraine War

This Policy Outlook examines Türkiye’s position towards the Russia-Ukraine War in the context of its recent foreign policy initiatives. Türkiye has emphasised the importance of...

A Scenario Analysis: What’s Next for Pakistan?

This policy outlook provides an examination of potential scenarios for Pakistan moving forward including early elections, delayed elections and martial law. Political turmoil in Pakistan...

Countdown to Lebanon’s Elections: An Opportunity for Change or a Re-assertion of the Status-Quo?

This Policy Outlook examines key themes and questions leading up to the polls in Lebanon and explores local and regional implications of potential results. Over...

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,...

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