Features

 Arab Studies
Saudi-led coalition acted strongly by launching Operation Decisive Storm to affirm the establishment of a new regional order in the Arab world.The coalition acted to deter Iran,stabilize Yemen, unite as many Arab countries as possible in light of the United States'gradual withdrawal from the region.
Dr. Ghassan Shabaneh
Nearly two weeks into Operation Decisive Storm, it has become imperative to re-examine the Saudi-led operation's goals, their feasibility and regional implications of the attacks.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
 Gulf Studies
On 26 March 2015, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia formed a coalition that began ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ against the Houthi rebels in Yemen and their allies. The move was taken after Yemeni president, Abd Hadi, appealed to GCC states to ‘provide immediate support by all necessary means’.
Dr. Jamal Abdullah
Published by AlJazeera Centre for Studies, this dossier, titled Gulf Cooperation Council's Challenges and Prospects, offers an assessment of inter-GCC cooperation in various fields over the more than three decades since the organisation’s inception.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
 African Studies
Kenya has been facing sustained terrorist attacks from the Somali organisation al-Shabab. This report questions Kenya’s reaction to terrorism and discusses how the government is tackling that challenge.
Thembisa Fakude
This report offers a brief background on Nigeria's new incoming president, 72-year-old Muhammadu Buhari, and the challenges he faces as Nigeria embarks on the path of political and economic recovery.
Thembisa Fakude
 Asian Studies
On Sunday, 8 March 2015, a delegation from the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations visited AlJazeera Centre for Studies in Doha, resulting in a fruitful discussion and exchange of information.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
The Umbrella Movement’s activism has implications for Hong Kong's future and tests China’s commitment to its political promise of "One Country, Two Systems". What are the issues and actors that have driven Hong Kong’s protest movement?
Raymond Lee
 International Studies
The perceived growth of political Islam and Islamist extremism throughout the world has recently led to a rethinking of foreign policy in many Western countries. Intensifying upheaval caused by terrorism from Nigeria to Yemen, and from Afghanistan to Iraq, has placed Muslims and Islam.
Karina Fayzullina
This report seeks to highlight the rising tension between Western governments and Russia over the latter’s conflict with the Ukraine. Specific to Ukrainisation is the return of ‘Cold-War’-type posturing and rivalry marked by mutual distrust.
Karina Fayzullina