Policy Outlook

Policy Outlook discuss the contours of a specific issue, examine the main players, their strategies, and make forecasts about how the situation could potentially unfold. This format is designed to offer a concise yet erudite overview of a particular event or issue and is primarily catered towards media professionals and organisations.

Understanding both the dynamics of the protest movement and the lenses through which politics are viewed in the country represents an important piece of the puzzle in understanding where the country may be heading and determining long-term policy solutions to country’s economic, political and social ills.

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, France, and the United States, all of which support various factions that depend on small ethnic sectarian and ideological minorities.

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

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

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 dictate the military's strategy post-Bouteflika.

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 and the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and whether or not the report will be able to provoke any action against the Kingdom as a result of its findings.