Publications

The Challenge of Countering Terrorism in the Gulf Region and Saudi Arabia

Terrorism is a problem facing the Persian Gulf counties that are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, and Saudi Arabia. Destabilisation of the...
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London attack – what next?

Although it has come to the world as a shock, after attacks in recent years in Nice, Paris, Brussels, and Berlin, for many observers, a terrorist incident in the British capital was just a...

Terrorism in the North Caucasus

Terrorism in the North Caucasus is not only a serious challenge for the safety of Russia, but is also in danger of spreading beyond the boundaries of the Caucasus to most countries in the...

Alone at the Oval Office: Signs of an equal but strained partnership between Berlin and Washington

History sometimes takes the liberty of veering off course. The decade’s long asymmetric relationship between Germany and the US seems especially changeable. From the onset of the Cold War until the election of Trump,...

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 of anti-ISIS coalition members (officially known as the Global Coalition...

Reformatting the Middle East

In the year 2011, the Middle East entered a convoluted new phase of political and economic turmoil. This has led to a number of prominent Arab political leaders expending their authority among local populations,...

Why bringing manufacturing jobs back to the US will NOT save blue-collar America.

Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are clearly the major game changer in the world economy today, and will be for decades to come. Society, and the labour market in particular, have to take precautions...

Terrorism, Religion and State Policy in Central Asia

The countries of Central Asia have not been immune to the global forces that have been stimulating religiously inspired violence, as some of its citizens participate in international jihadist groups while others have committed...

The Syrian Conflict as Mirror of Geopolitical Changes

The Syrian conflict, or, depending on one’s point of view, civil war, which is now in its sixth year, reflects the present geopolitical sea change. Though it is far too early for any historical...

Small Country – Big Politics

The small island state of 420,000 inhabitants is undertaking its first EU presidency since joining the union in 2004. On the first day of 2017, Malta took over the rotating presidency of the Council of...