Policy Outlooks

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...

US–Russia Relations: Past, Present and the Prospects for Improvement

This policy outlook examines the underlying causes of the strained relations between the US and Russia and aims to analyse its future trajectory. Since the...

US-Pakistan Relations Post-US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: A Shift in Dynamics?

This policy outlook provides a historical account of the US-Pakistan relationship, and highlights the trajectory of the American war in Afghanistan. The long US-Pakistan relationship...

Coups, Conspiracies, and the Uphill Battle for Democracy in Turkey

This policy outlook explores the use of military coups as an extension of US foreign policy. It also examines the legacy of coups and...

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