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. 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 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.
Galip Dalay
Summary The Russian military intervention in Syria came as a reaction to four changing power dynamics in the Middle East. Operation Decisive Storm and the Salam Doctrine, the Turkish military intervention in northern Syria, the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1.
Dr. Ghassan Shabaneh

This report discusses “the Azerbaijan model” of coexistence and religious pluralism, as well as the challenges faced by the country in terms of building a national identity that is both secular and respective of religious diversity at once.
Dr. Fatima Al-Smadi
This report examines Daraa province's specificity in the Syrian revolution, maps southern Syria's armed opposition and explains the Jordan-based Military Operations Center's (MOC) role in battles in the south of Syria.
Osama al-Koshak
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
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
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 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
United States’ hegemony over the American hemisphere has produced long-standing tensions and frictions. After five decades of hostilities and bellicosity Cuba and the United States (US) took a sharp turn toward reconciliation on December 17, 2014.
Elsada Diana Cassells
NATO’s lack of response to the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 and Russian support for separatist forces in eastern Ukraine since then has raised doubts about the effectiveness and durability of the Atlantic alliance.
Mark N. Katz
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
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
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
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