Features

 Arab Studies
The current rivalry in Kurdish politics is taking place along two axes: on the regional setting between the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Kurdistan Worker Party (PKK), and within the context of the KRG between the KDP and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).
Galip Dalay
Responding to the execution of Egyptian Copts in Libya, the Egyptian government launched air strikes on the Libyan city of Darna, killing and wounding numerous civilians. The Egyptian government’s response was hasty and ill-advised, drawing regional and international disapproval.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
 Gulf Studies
The implications of the military strikes launched by Saudi Arabia in collaboration with ten other countries against the Houthis in Yemen last night have several implications for the participating coalition, for Yemen, for the region at large and for other international players.
Al Jazeera Centre for Studies
In his recent visit to the United States, Emir Tamim bin Hammad Al Thani emphasised Qatar's deep commitment to peace and stability in the region and offered his vision to assist in attaining it.
Dr. Jamal Abdullah and Dr. Ghassan Shabaneh
 African Studies
In the last one year, Nigeria has witnessed increasing feminisation of terror by Boko Haram in two paradoxical ways - involving young girls as both the victims and vanguards of terror.
Freedom C. Onuoha and Temilola A. George
As the forthcoming presidential election in Nigeria has been delayed by Nigeria’s Electoral Commission to March 28, 2015, this report looks at the state of the country’s political economy affected by the fight against the terror organization, Boko Haram, and the two main candidates'.
Benjamin Augé
 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