Policy Outlooks

European Union Challenged: Russia and China in the Western Balkans

This Policy Outlook examines the foreign policies of the European Union, Russia and China towards the Western Balkans, in particular, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina,...

Greece and the Refugee Crisis

This policy outlook looks at the political and media hostility faced by refugees, the impact of the new Greek asylum law on refugees both...

Understanding the Dynamics of Lebanon’s Protest Movement

Understanding both the dynamics of the protest movement and the lenses through which politics are viewed in the country represents an important piece of...

Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring and the Battle for a Free Syria

Popular support for Operation Peace Spring among Syrians has to do with Turkey being the only state supporting majority-rule in Syria, unlike Russia, Iran,...

Protests in Iraq: Have They Gone Past the Point of No Return?

Since the beginning of October 2019, widespread unrest has engulfed Baghdad with thousands of demonstrators protesting the regime due to a high unemployment rate,...

Hard Times, Hard Choices: Turkey’s Next Fighter Jet Procurement

This policy outlook assesses Turkey’s options in its quest to purchase its next fighter aircraft.The decision to purchase its next fighter aircraft comes down...

No Country for Young Men: The Military’s Power-Hold in Algeria

This policy outlook examines the role of the military in Algeria, how the country's civil-military relations have developed over the years and what will...

Smoke without Fire? Assessing the Impact of the UN Report on the Khashoggi Killing

This policy outlook looks at the findings of a UN report on Khashoggi's murder, the damning details that links the killing to Saudi Arabia...

European Elections 2019: Will the Eurosceptics Prevail?

This policy outlook aims to examine the European Parliament elections, the probable victory of Eurosceptic populist parties, and the implications for the future of...

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