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How (and why) Russia and China are supporting Syria’s devastated economy

Salvaging Syria’s economy aligns with China and Russia’s own interests. A guest post by Rasmus Jacobsen, co-founder of Atlas Assistance.

Europe Security

Why does Belgium breed terrorists?

The past weeks have unveiled a new face of Belgium. On the 18th of March, the Paris attacks’ mastermind, Salah Abdelslam, was arrested in Molenbeek. Three days later, Brussels was

Middle East/North Africa Security

The ‘pakistanization’ of Turkey

After the bombings in Ankara and Istanbul over the last week, it is hard to see Turkey as the economic and the democratically prosperous country it once was. Rather, with

Middle East/North Africa Security

Understanding Russia’s Syria pull-out

By GRI Analyst Nicolas Jenny and Senior Analyst Madeleine Moreau. Russia’s announcement this week that it “achieved its goals” in Syria came as a shock to the international community, as