Policy Outlooks

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...

Turkish-Iranian Relations under the Raisi Administration: A Bridge over Troubled Water?

This policy outlook discusses the potential evolution of Turkish-Iranian relations under the administration of Ebrahim Raisi. On August 5, 2021, conservative Iranian cleric Ebrahim Raisi...

The UAE in Libya: Continuity and Change

This policy outlook explores some of the key elements driving the UAE’s policy in Libya as well as the Gulf country’s approach towards the...

Two Decades of the Global War on Terror: Legacies and Future

This policy outlook examines the contours of the historical legacies of the post-9/11 world with a view of developing a better understanding of the...

Turkey in Africa: A Decade of Turkish Aid and State-Building in Somalia

This policy outlook assesses three dimensions of Turkey’s engagement in Somalia, in a bid to gauge to what extent Ankara’s decade of aid and...

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