Reports

From Blind Reliance to Contractual Convenience: The Recent Pakistani-Saudi Rift

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 14:14

Currently, neither Pakistan nor Saudi Arabia can afford any form of immediate disconnect, in the short to medium term; hence, they will adhere to the norms of caution and compromise. However, in the long term, there will be a shift in ties towards a more economic oriented relationship.

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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 discu…

The Hard Chess Puzzle: Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ versus Iran’s ‘Maximum Resistance’

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 18:34

As the dice of the “maximum pressure” and “maximum resistance” policies are rotating between Iran and the United States, a new synthesis, seemingly satisfactory for both parties, emerges and that is appealing t…

The Lingering Stalemate: Qatar’s Blockade Awaits a Mediation Exit

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 20:35

The duality of diplomatic hopes and divergence of political wills in Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, and Doha remains one of the nuances of the Gulf crisis. There was ‘hectic’ diplomatic activity to deliver verbal and writt…

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…

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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).

Arhama Siddiqa

Arhama Siddiqa is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Strategic Studies

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.