Yemen: Still no light at the end of the tunnel

Counted in human lives and suffering, the ‘Golden Victory’ operation seems to be turning out to be truly golden. For many outside observers, Yemen looks...
Ongoing unpredictability is a feature of the challenge for the anti-ISIS coalition. (Credit: Kirill_M/Bigstock)

The anti-ISIS coalition and the struggle for the Middle East

On 22-23 March, under the chairmanship of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Washington will host a meeting of foreign ministers and senior leaders...
Making sense of the Trump's withdrawal from the JCPOA. (Credit: Marco Verch/Flickr)

The JCPOA and Iran’s economic future

On 9 May 2018, Donald Trump announced that US would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) because the agreement was of...
Refugees approach the Greek island of Lesbos. (Credit: Steve Evans/Flickr)

European migration management: A plan of action

Everyone agrees that the European Union has not handled the ongoing Mediterranean migration crisis well. Missteps and missed opportunities have split Member States and...

Migration and the challenge to maintain European unity

The migration crisis in Europe has split the political elite not only across the EU, but also within individual European states. The discussion on...
Deploying military force will not ease the tensions on the Korean peninsula. (Credit: Wacharaklin/Bigstock)

Prelude to the peace process on the Korean peninsula

On June 12, 2018, a summit took place between the leaders of the DPRK and the US – a summit that few could have...
Iraqi Kurds may be mapping out a new future. (Credit: bilal_izaddin/Bigstock)

The future of Kirkuk

Preparations for the attack on Mosul, which were widely covered by international media, ignored one of the most pressing problems in today’s Iraq –...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. (Credit: Golden Brown/Bigstock)

Two narratives, one dialogue

Sergey Lavrov did not mince his words. During a speech in Berlin's renowned Adlon hotel on June 13, organized by the German Körber Foundation,...
The real winner of Austria's election: Far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache (FPÖ). (Credit: Gregor Tatschl/Flickr)

The Austrian elections: Expectations and reality

The 26th Austrian elections took place with interesting, though expected results. As predicted, the centre-right Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) received the largest number of...
The Occupy Wall Street movement in California, October 2011. (Credit: Dan Schreiber/Bigstock)

Is Donald Trump’s protectionist policy to ‘Make America Great Again’, the right way to compensate those left behind by globalisation?

For a long time, mainstream economists were convinced that free trade and globalisation would benefit everyone. Recently, populist parties and leaders have increasingly been...