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Amid renewed calls for a more robust U.S. strategy to defeat the Islamic State group in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris, the Afghan war is moving into its fifteenth year without any end in sight.
Sigurd Neubauer and Erik Brattberg
For more than 20 years, the EU has structured its own pragmatic interests in Central Asia in security and economic terms. However, the EU hardly has the means to back its ambitions.
Sebastien Peyrouse
This position paper examines key actors and roots of Tunisia's Nidaa Tounes rift, how this rift has impacted state institutions and future scenarios for the governing coalition.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Continuing escalation in tensions between Turkey and Russia after the former shot down one of Russia's jets in its airspace could have negative economic ramifications on both countries, as well as further complicate matters in Syria.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Germany is politically and financially very important to Europe and consequently it cannot escape its leadership incumbency. Germany’s leading role in dealing with the current refugee crisis will come as no surprise.Although Germany has always suffered from stigmatisation due to its role in 2nd WW. المزيد
Thembisa Fakude
Japan is the world’s third largest economy,but it lacks the natural resources necessary to sustain its industrial development.In contrast,economies of the Gulf Cooperation Council states are largely dependent on energy export revenues.Such are the facts behind the expansion of Gulf–Japanes relations المزيد
Dr. Jamal Abdullah and Dr. Naser al-Tamimi
In less than 5 months, Turkey is once again going to the ballot box for a fateful election on 1 November. The time span is too short to expect a major change in the electoral outcome of the upcoming election in comparison to the results of the 7 June election. المزيد
Galip Dalay