Reports

The Pandemic Makes Politics Worse: The Unites States as a Case Study

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 14:32

Covid-19 makes politics worse because it has generated not only greater awareness about many inequalities in the US, but it also has sharpened those inequalities. Unfortunately, inequalities such as those discussed here have a way of becoming self-perpetuating.

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Trump’s Presidency: Nuances of Leadership versus Management of Crises

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 20:30

The current riots across America represent a moment of rebuttal at the conjuncture between an exit from the Coronavirus dilemma and Trump’s pursuit of a second term a few weeks before the National Conventions o…

Beyond Health: Looking for Europe’s Strategy vis-à-vis the COVID-19 Crisis

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 15:40

Europe’s recovery strategy to the COVID-19 crisis seems to be threatened by a lack of solidarity, but it primarily sheds light on deep rooted insufficiencies of its governance system.

How Arab States Take on Coronavirus: Morocco as a Case Study

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 17:14

Tremendous socio-economic and political challenges are facing Morocco during the Coronavirus crisis. Regardless of the promising signs of a short-term momentum in unity and institutional trust, the institutiona…

Libya’s Zero-Sum Politics and Defiance of Legitimacy – Part 2

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 12:45

Foreign manipulation defies the wisdom of envisioning a political settlement of the Libyan conflict. All international diplomatic gestures need to be aligned via the UN platform, with a well-defined trajectory,…

Libya’s Zero-Sum Politics and Defiance of Legitimacy – Part 1

Thu, 05/14/2020 - 09:15

There has been fluctuation and reconstruction of political legitimacy. Since the summer of 2014, two battles over legitimacy have spoiled Libyan politics and weakened the UN mediation with two rounds of interna…

Into Orbit: Iran’s Nour 1 Satellite and the Two-Wing Doctrine

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 19:02

Nour-1 satellite enhances Iran’s deterrence power and has the potential to shift the balance of power in Iran’s favor amid increasing tensions with the United States.

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How Arab States Take on Coronavirus: Morocco as a Case Study

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 17:14

Tremendous socio-economic and political challenges are facing Morocco during the Coronavirus crisis. Regardless of the promising signs of a short-term momentum in unity and institutional trust, the institutiona…

The Shifting Geopolitics of Coronavirus and the Demise of Neoliberalism – (Part 1)

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 11:30

One should highlight the distance between fiction and reality. However, a number of China politics observers and Western military officials have claimed a strong link between Coronavirus and recent research con…

The Emergence of Another African Conflict: Egypt, Ethiopia and Geopolitics of the Renaissance Dam

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 11:58

Very few consider that despite the possibility of conflict or cooperation, such changes in the exploitation of the Nile River resources are due to changing relations and the need to address long-standing unfair…

Authors

Ali Akbar Dareini

Researcher and writer at the journal of the Center for Strategic Studies in Tehran. Dareini is the author of “Legitimate Deterrence”.

Anwar A. Bashir

Anwar Abdifatah Bashir is a freelance Journalist, Horn of Africa geopolitics analyst, and the author of four books. He focuses in his research on global governance and political economy at Korea Development Institute (KDI).

Barry Eichengreen

George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His recent books include “The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era…

James M. Dorsey

An award-winning journalist and a senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. He is also an adjunct senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute and co-director of the University of…

Jean-Pierre Cabestan

Professor of Political Science, Hong Kong Baptist University, and He is also senior research fellow in France's National Center for Scientific Research. One of his recent books is “China Tomorrow: Democracy or Dictatorship?” (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019). 

Jennifer Nicoll Victor

Associate Professor of Political Science at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Washington DC.

Mark N. Katz

is a professor of government and politics at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.

Mohammed Issam Laaroussi

Professor of International Relations, Morocco.