4 May, 2021

China in the Middle East: from Balanced Vagueness to Selective Engagement.

Alessandro Arduino | 04 May 2021 | TR

Following the tense US-China meeting in Alaska during the first high-level US-China talks of the Biden administration in March 2021,[i]  Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi carried out a six-country swing through the Middle East.
China in the Middle East: from Balanced Vagueness to Selective Engagement.2021-05-25T14:11:35+03:00
4 May, 2021

Italy in the Middle East: The disconnect between geopolitics and arm diplomacy

Valentina Pegolo | 04 May 2021

Following the Arab Spring, Italy has tried to improve its geopolitical position in the Middle East. Its approach, however, has suffered from the lack of a grand strategy and overreliance on strategic partners
Italy in the Middle East: The disconnect between geopolitics and arm diplomacy2021-05-04T14:19:26+03:00
22 Apr, 2021

Examining the Islamic State’s Resurgence in Iraq and Syria

Mohammed Sinan Siyech | 22 April 2021 | TR | AR

The Islamic State has gradually ramped up its attacks in Syria and Iraq since the mid-2020. This brief examines the group’s recent activities in both nations to interrogate if the group is undergoing a phase of resurgence in the region. Accordingly, it maps out the different factors that are aiding the group and provides some policy implications for governments in the region
Examining the Islamic State’s Resurgence in Iraq and Syria2021-05-04T14:17:07+03:00
19 Apr, 2021

Decoding the Intra-Kurdish Dialogue in Syria

Mehmet Emin Cengiz | 19 April 2021

The intra-Kurdish unity talks between the PYD and the KNC seem to be at an impasse. The unity negotiations, which are undoubtedly the product of times of crisis in Kurdish politics in Syria, started in April 2020, and two rounds of negotiations have already passed. Nevertheless, face-to-face negotiations between the sides stalled months ago, and the third round of talks could not be initiated despite various attempts and US mediation. Moreover, many obstacles lie ahead of the success of the unity talks.
Decoding the Intra-Kurdish Dialogue in Syria2021-04-23T14:59:42+03:00
26 Mar, 2021

Russia and the Gulf: The Revamping of Diplomacy

Leonid M. Issaev | 26 March 2021 | TR | AR

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s visit to the Gulf fell during a period of trials between the new United States administration and the GCC countries, primarily Saudi Arabia. Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman's “golden age” came to an end when former President Donald Trump stepped down and was replaced by Democrat Joseph Biden
Russia and the Gulf: The Revamping of Diplomacy2021-04-19T13:53:24+03:00
3 Feb, 2021

Sculpting the Statue of Revolution and Democracy: Tunisia Ten Years On

Larbi Sadiki | 03 February 2021 | AR

As Arabs mark the tenth anniversary of their uprisings, scholars find endless interpretations of how to read them. Transitologists are yet to find their Godot – Arab Spring “democracy”. Ten years have been fraught with more counter-revolution than revolution? And of more authoritarian rule than democracy?
Sculpting the Statue of Revolution and Democracy: Tunisia Ten Years On2021-02-08T14:08:57+03:00
15 Jan, 2021

Incoming Biden Presidency: Implications for India-Middle East Relations

Mohammed Sinan Siyech | 15 January 2021

With the electoral victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, US foreign policy towards the Middle East will witness a few course changes based on previous statements made by the incoming president. It behooves analysts, therefore, to understand what sort of changes a Biden presidency can bring to India’s foreign policy specifically towards the Middle East
Incoming Biden Presidency: Implications for India-Middle East Relations2021-02-03T13:28:12+03:00
6 Jan, 2021

Youthful Anger and the Crisis of Legitimacy in Iraqi Kurdistan

Kamaran M. Palani | 06 January 2021 | AR

Youth disillusionment with the heavily politicised system of governance in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) is not new. What is new is that young people’s anger and frustration now present a serious challenge to the KRI’s internal legitimacy
Youthful Anger and the Crisis of Legitimacy in Iraqi Kurdistan2021-01-07T15:03:42+03:00
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