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
7 Mar, 2021

Kosovo and Israel: What is Behind their Mutual Recognition?

Harun Karcic | 07 March 2021 | TR

There has been a flurry of Israeli activity in the Balkan region over the past couple of years. The most recent example was the much publicized establishment of formal diplomatic ties between Israel and Kosovo, a Muslim-majority country
Kosovo and Israel: What is Behind their Mutual Recognition?2021-03-16T11:45:23+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
30 Dec, 2020

Reflections on Obama’s Narration of America in the Middle East: No “Promised Land” for Arabs

Larbi Sadiki | 30 December 2020 | TR | AR

Narratives matter in politics, and the narratives of the powerful tend to reinforce their international supremacy. Barack Obama’s latest contribution to the American presidential memoir genre will likely carry significance beyond a truthhood-falsity barometer we have grown accustomed to use with the epithets, statements, and Tweets of the sitting President Donald Trump
Reflections on Obama’s Narration of America in the Middle East: No “Promised Land” for Arabs2020-12-31T15:32:56+03:00
26 Nov, 2020

Challenges of Biden’s Presidency: Repairing Faults in Domestic and Foreign Affairs

Basheer Nafi | 26 November 2020

The United States’ presidential election were held along with the House of Representative and Senate elections on November 3. However, the result was not clear until November 6, when it became evident that the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, won the American presidency. The next day, November 7, major American media sources announced that the election had been decided in Biden’s favor.
Challenges of Biden’s Presidency: Repairing Faults in Domestic and Foreign Affairs2020-12-09T15:28:25+03:00
23 Nov, 2020

Biden Administration’s policies towards the Middle East: A Paradigm Shift?

Al Sharq Strategic Research | 23 November 2020 | TR | AR


For four years, the Trump administration’s policies towards the Middle East and North Africa region has brought more uncertainty and instability to an already unstable region. Approaching the highly complicated regional disputes within the narrow lens of arms deals or appeasing ultra-conservative political bases has had serious consequences. They have messed with the international principles of solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, created an unprecedented record of human rights violations and political repression, and saw the flaring up of the regional armed confrontations, to mention but few.
Biden Administration’s policies towards the Middle East: A Paradigm Shift?2020-12-07T14:50:43+03:00
3 Sep, 2020

What Lies Ahead for the New START Treaty?

Elif Beyza Karaalioglu | 03 September 2020

The demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 2019 leaves the Strategic Arms Reduction (New START) Treaty as the only remaining agreement on arms control to limit the USA and Russia’s nuclear weapons stockpiles. Having previously claimed that Russia had violated the INF requirements, a few months ago the USA
What Lies Ahead for the New START Treaty?2020-09-03T16:02:54+03:00
4 Mar, 2020

An analytical reading of American initiatives to resolve the Palestinian issue: From supporting Balfour’s promise to the Deal of the Century (1917 – 2020)

Feras Ali Qawasmeh | 04 March 2020 | AR | TR

This paper provides an analytical reading of the twenty American initiatives undertaken to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. The paper begins by reviewing these projects
An analytical reading of American initiatives to resolve the Palestinian issue: From supporting Balfour’s promise to the Deal of the Century (1917 – 2020)2020-08-10T16:38:13+03:00
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