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The article explains why the Uyghurs are under China's harsh restriction and analyzes the future policies the PRC will adopt and possible reactions from the Uyghur side. The recent rise of violent incidents in Xinjiang entailed Beijing to adopt austere regulation on Uyghur's religious right. Raymond Lee
The massacre of 38 tourists on a beach in Sousse on 26 June 2015 sent shockwaves around Europe, bringing the threat of militant groups operating in North Africa ever closer to home. Given that the majority of the dead were British, the atrocity had a special resonance in the United Kingdom. Alison Pargeter
The article considers how the EU policies to stop irregular migration have been failing.New EU policy measures include more resources for border control,better cooperation with the countries of origin,refugee protection,quarantining in the coastal states & especially the targeting of smuggler bands.
Dr. Heinrich Matthee
Following the referendum held on 5 July 2015, Greece’s Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has been able to strengthen his position since he no longer has political opponents inside Greece.
Abdellatif Darwish

The American military experience in Afghanistan strengthened the economic and security importance of Central Asia countries and justifies the establishment of a Silk Road to promote regional economic development.
Jeffrey Mankoff
Palestinian membership in the ICC is an important step for achieving accountability for Israeli human rights violations against Palestinians,since it could lead to a war crimes trial of Israeli leaders.ICC membership will test the PA’s resolve to pursue a case in spite of Israeli-Western opposition.
Salma Karmi-Ayyoub
The U.S. failure to vanquish Islamic State extremists reminds us of the unlearned lessons of the conflicts in Afghanistan of the 1990s. Disengagement, pretending to have a policy or subcontracting to a local power under international sanctions are a formula for spurring the extremists on.
Roy Gutman
Norway and Qatar could help defuse future conflicts between Israel and Hamas by establishing an expert advisory group that could consult with Hamas,the Palestinian Authority and Israel on how to develop a strategic roadmap in order to prevent the on-and-off conflict pattern between Israel and Hamas.
Sigurd Neubauer
While the current political and militarised environment in Libya might appear to be ideal for the Islamic State, the country is not quite the societal incubator it expected. This report argues the group’s expansion in Libya thus far is more a direct result of failure to resolve the political crisis.
Kamal Qsiyer
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
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As Libya’s transition lunges from bad to worse, international attention is focusing increasingly on the presence and threat of Daesh in Libya. This report examines the presence and power of Daesh in Libya and argues that while still a threat.
Alison Pargeter
On 16 May 2015, an Egyptian court sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi to death. He was sentenced to death for his role in a prison break during the January 2011 Revolution in Egypt. Morsi became the first democratically elected head of state in Egyptian history in June 2012.
Dr. Heinrich Matthee
China’s courtship of Africa remains a serious driver of it foreign policy and its push to secure natural resources to feed its export-driven economy. Beijing’s trade with the continent is now double that of US-Africa trade, after surpassing Washington as Africa’s largest trading partner in 2009.
Jonathan Berkshire Miller
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
What are the implications of the war in Yemen on China?What are the wider issues &interests that inform China’s foreign policy making?Is there a noticeable trend in China’s foreign policy in the context of the ongoing conflict in Yemen?These are the questions that this report shall attempt to answer
Raymond Lee
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