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Politics South and Central Asia

Sino-Russian alignment in reality: The case of Central Asia

This article presents an assessment of what the Sino-Russian relationship mean for Central Asia and the United States, in the short and long term.

Guest Post Insights

Guest Post: Humanitarian intervention and information warfare

This article is a Guest contribution that discusses the potential future of State-sponsored information warfare and its ramifications

Guest Post Natural resources and energy Sub-Saharan Africa

Guest Post: Blood chocolate – climate change and conflict in the West African cocoa belt

Cocoa is a vital economic sector in West Africa, but climate change threatens to reduce the area suitable for its cultivation, bringing with it a risk for mass migration and civil violence.

Europe Guest Post Politics

Guest Post: Why Brexit could be Europe’s last chance to build a stronger union

The political consequences of a “No deal” Brexit are more damaging to Europe than imagined – but there is also a window of opportunity.

Asia Pacific Guest Post Security

Guest Post: Should Japan go nuclear? Michael Rubin argues that diplomacy isn’t working

As the North Korean nuclear threat looms ever larger, it has been suggested that Japan support the US and stabilize the region by obtaining nuclear weapons. But does it make

Middle East/North Africa Politics

What is the most likely outcome of the Qatar crisis?

The diplomatic crisis resulting from sanctions against Qatar raises fresh questions concerning the political and economic environment in the Gulf.

Economics Europe

New bridges across the Mediterranean

Despite regional security and political challenges trade trends between the EU and southern Mediterranean countries has improved over the last decade.

Economics International

The evolving role of maritime straits

A guest post by Aldo Premoli, co-founder of Mediterraneo, Sicilia, Europa, on the role of maritime shipping in the global economy.

Economics Europe

Is Britain coming for the tax havens?

While the Criminal Finance Bills lacks several provisions advocates had hoped for, it remains a major step forward in the UK’s ability to tackle tax evasion and fraud in the

Europe Politics

Pro-Russian wins in Bulgaria and Moldova: Ideology or pragmatism?

Last month, Bulgaria and Moldova elected pro-Russian presidential candidates. What do these victories signify: a reversal of ideological loyalties away from NATO and the EU and towards Russia, a public outcry against the corruption of the pro-Western governing elites, or a new era of ‘pivot states,’ which try to balance out their allegiances? A guest post by Dr. Gergana Dimova.