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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
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
The electoral outcome of Turkey’s upcoming general election is set to bear significant impact on the country’s state structure, the governing AK Party’s internal progress, the makeup of a new constitution, the changing of the political system, and the development of the Kurdish Peace Process.
Galip Dalay
The Arab Revolutions exhibit a full spectrum of changes and thus a wide range of outcomes so far. What matters in shaping the future are whether populations are effectively mobilized, whether a ruthless or accommodating leadership emerges?
Professor Jack A. Goldstone
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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
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
The pace and nature of developments in Turkey’s Kurdish peace process continues to attract the interest of observers as well as the general public. Despite President Erdogan’s criticism, the announcement of (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan’s ten point letter was an important moment in the process.
Galip Dalay
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
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
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