Arab Studies
After US occupation and Daesh's expansion in Iraq, the country is witnessing its first large-scale challenge to the Iraqi government’s consensus. Of significance is the internal split between Shia groups – namely, grassroots versus political elite – which has emerged over resource distribution.
Harith al-Hasan
The Syrian armed opposition’s gains, the regime’s eroding power and Daesh’s expansion in the country has produced opportunities and risks impacting parties to the conflict regionally and internationally. However, this has yet to translate into concrete change or an acceptable solution to all.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
 Gulf Studies
Over the six months since February, 2015, the world markets have been in turmoil. The improvement in the US economy is on a more assured, but not necessarily stable, path and in contrast, the Chinese economy is now showing signs of fatigue.
Jawad A. Anani
The repercussions of a shaky nuclear deal between the P5+1with Iran on the Middle East are likely to accelerate the demise of the unipolar system in the Middle East and invite a dangerous imbalance of power between and among regional and aspiring global powers.
Dr. Ghassan Shabaneh
 African Studies
On 29 May 2015, General Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as the President of Nigeria. The Buhari-led administration is expected to urgently tackle several challenges that have hindered economic prosperity, sustainable security and overall national development in Nigeria.
Dr. Freedom C. Onuoha, Christian M. Ichite and Temilola A. George
This report highlights the causes of continued African immigration to South Africa, then explains the underlying reasons for the seemingly sudden violent backlash against African migrants in South Africa.
Thembisa Fakude
 Asian Studies
This report examines the new shape which relations between Iran and the two key Islamic resistance movements, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, are taking in light of Iran's expanded role in the region, particularly in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
Dr. Fatima al-Smadi
More than two and a half years ago, the peace process reached by the Turks and the Kurds seemed to usher in a new era of confidence building. That historical political breakthrough is giving way to renewed hostilities.
Galip Dalay
 International Studies
British politics has experienced multiple shocks over the last year.Defying all the opinion polls,the Conservative party achieved a majority in the May 2015 general elections.But the shock of shocks was the election on 12 Sep of the veteran hard-left Labour MP,Jeremy Corbyn to lead the Labour party.
Chris Doyle
The United States is in need for a paradigm shift in the conduct of its foreign policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The prolonging of the conflict compromises American national security interest and tarnishes its credibility and prestige.
Dr. Ghassan Shabaneh