Policy Outlooks

Autonomy in Arms: Turkey’s Weapons Procurement and the S-400 Missile System

This policy outlook outlines why Turkey is in genuine need of the S-400 air defence system and why Washington’s opposition to this procurement is...

Morocco-Israel Normalisation: A Geopolitical Shift with Far-reaching Consequences for the MENA Region

This policy outlook analyses the shift in US policy regarding the Western Sahara, Morocco-Israel relations, and the role of 'normalisation' as a tool in...

Of Energy and Unity: Oil and Challenges to Libya’s Political and Economic Future

This policy outlook examines the political economy of oil and gas in Libya, analysing how the country's ongoing conflict impacts the oil and gas...

A Saudi-Qatari Rapprochment? Changing Realities, Shifting Priorities

This policy outlook explores recent developments in the Saudi-UAE-led blockade on Qatar. It argues that there remain deep divisions on key issues within the...

Macron’s Authoritarian Turn? The Potential Impact of ‘la loi relative à la sécurité globale’ on Civil Liberties in France

This policy outlook examines the contents and implications of France's comprehensive security law that has sparked the most recent display of anti-government anger.Over the...

Turkey-EU Relations: Agency, Expectations, and the Need for a Healthier Discourse

This paper discusses the points of change and continuity in Turkey-EU relations, in a bid to help foster a more thoughtful, constructive dialogue.There is...

China-Taiwan Tensions: The Delicate Status Quo is Fraying

This policy outlook examines the tensions in cross-strait relations between China and Taiwan and aims to analyse its implications for the wider region.This policy...

Turkey’s Strategy in Libya: Rationale and Challenges

This policy outlook discusses the trajectory of Turkey’s engagement with Libya and examines the latest developments on the ground, delineating Turkey’s motivations for its...

The G20 Summit in Saudi Arabia: Expectations and Realities

The Covid-19 pandemic, as a once-in-a-lifetime crisis that has impacted the entire world, represents the ultimate test for the G20.The 15th summit of the...

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