Policy Outlooks

Trend Watch: Media Technology in 2023

The year 2023 will likely see the emergence of new technologies that have the potential to transform the news media industry. This policy outlook...

The Impact of the Acquisition of Twitter on the Global South

The acquisition of Twitter by tech billionaire Elon Musk in October 2022 has been widely covered in international media as it holds tremendous potential...

The France-Germany Rift: Rationale and Insights

This policy outlook explores the sources of the tension between Paris and Berlin. While both capitals are at the heart of the European project,...

The United States in the Middle East: The Return of Realpolitik?

This Policy Outlook explores the contours of American engagement in the region in light of this shift with a focus on the implications of...

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...

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