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19 - 23 : X : 2020 


US Election

The Election That Could Break America

Trump or Biden Can Still Fix Foreign Policy

Too Much to Lose: Steering the U.S. Away from Election-Related Violence

Large Shares of Voters Plan To Vote a Straight Party Ticket for President, Senate and House

Chile’s Referendum

Chile y la Constitución: modelo neoliberal “contra las cuerdas”

Chile, dificultades en el gobierno de los tiempos mejores

Chile Can’t Wait Longer for a New Constitution


Breaching International Law Comes at a Price

Brexit and the Dismal Reality of “Take Back Control”

A Tale Of Batteries, Brexit and EU Strategic Autonomy

EU-China Relationship

The Problems of Reciprocity

EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

Transatlantic Relationship

Europe Must Grow Up and Stop Moaning About Trump

The Consequences of a Trump or Biden Win for Transatlantic Trade

Trump ou Biden: Comment reconstruire la relation transatlantique ?

Eleições na Bolívia

>Bolivia's MAS Socialists Are Back. What's Next? 

Golpe electoral en Bolivia

Understanding Bolivia’s Election


The Women’s March of Belarus

What Belarusians Think About Their Country’s Crisis


A Time to Heal, A Time to Build

U.S. Foreign Policy Never Recovered From the War on Terror

Sleepwalking Into World War III

Pivoting to Asia Doesn’t Get You Out of the Middle East


Taiwan Opinion Polling on Unification with China

Xi’s world: Covid has accelerated China’s rise

Prospects of a Hydrogen Economy with Chinese Characteristics

China’s 17+1 initiative stalls amid security concerns and broken promises


Russians Don’t Back Down

Emulation and Military Change in Russia

Navalny poisoning sanctions: the fate of the six

Russia's Lost War

European Union

De Venus a Jano: la UE y el desorden internacional

Defending Europe’s Economic Sovereignty: new ways to resist economic coercion

L’arrêt de la Cour de Karlsruhe : un coup de tonnerre dans un ciel serein ?

North America

Morena: lecturas de la disputa por su dirigencia

This Isn’t the Path to Solving Mexico’s Inequality

Middle East

Moving Past Libya’s Failures

What Would Happen If Israel and Saudi Arabia Established Official Relations?

Back into the Shadows? The Future of Kata'ib Hezbollah and Iran's Other Proxies in Iraq

The Unintended Consequences of Turkey’s Quest for Oil

The Syrian Mercenaries Fighting Foreign Wars for Russia and Turkey


Majority Rules in Myanmar’s Second Democratic Election

Domestic Politics in Southeast Asia and Local Backlash against the Belt and Road Initiative

Thailand: Protests and political headwinds amidst a pandemic

Measuring Shinzo Abe’s Impact on the Indo-Pacific

India and the Quad: Future Directions and International Relations Theory


Cabo Delgado and the Rise of Militant Islam: Another Niger Delta in the Making?

The New Idea of Africa in the Context of COVID-19

Six questions qui façonnent l’élection présidentielle en Côte d’Ivoire

Cellou Dalein Diallo ou Alpha Condé : la Guinée dans une dangereuse incertitude

Why can’t the AU seem to deter coups?

Climate Change

Climate Change As An Unconventional Security Risk

Climate policy, environmental justice, and local air pollution


2020 Asia Power Index


Year 30: Germany’s Second Chance

Books & Reviews

Religious Identity in US Politics [introduction]

Democracy in Peril?

Losing Ground: The crisis of the two-party system.

Burke’s Defense of Natural Rights and the Limits of Political Power

Conflict Central


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The 2nd Nagorno-Karabakh War, 2 Weeks in

Tipping Point in the Karabakh Crisis: What Next?

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Increasingly deadly and destabilising

Thailand Protests’

Thai Protests Focus More Explicitly on the Monarchy

As Thailand’s Protests Gather Momentum, What is the Endgame?

Bolivia’s Election

Bolivia Has Changed Since 2003. Has Carlos Mesa?

Will Bolivia’s Elections Usher in a New Wave of Socialism in Latin America?


The Scramble for Power in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan’s turmoil and the competition for Central Asia

Nigeria Protests

Police, Protest Power, and Nigeria's Young Democrats

Why #EndSARS won’t quit

Conary Election

Guinea Elections and the Third Presidential Term Syndrome

In Conakry


El Estado Islámico en África: radiografía de un grupo en expansiónv

HTS Leader al-Julani’s New Strategy in Northwestern Syria


Deep Divisions in Views of the Election Process – and Whether It Will Be Clear Who Won

US foreign policy priorities: What difference can an election make?

Homeland Threat Assessment

America should stay in Afghanistan until an intra-Afghan deal is reached — not forever


Sinology and China's Rise

What Did the Chinese FM’s Tour of Southeast Asia Achieve?

How Milk Tea Became an Anti-China Symbol

Can 'Dual Circulation' Reverse China's Slowdown?


New Russia Sanctions Are a Call to Action for Kremlin Doves

In Search of a Solution to Russia’s Strategic Problem

Germany to Complete Nord Stream 2 Despite US Pressure

European Union

Washington Should Push For A Stronger E.U. Foreign Policy

EU peace mediation in the 2020s: From intervention to investment

Rule of law and the Next Generation EU recovery

Middle East

Jordan’s Endless Transition

Can Another Shaky Truce in Libya Actually Hold?

L'éviction de l'Europe du Moyen-Orient

Iraq One Year After its Seismic Protests Began

Latin America

A Less Apocalyptic Case For Latin America

How Lava Jato Died – And What Comes Next

> Mancuso: el fantasma de la Colombia pasada


Beyond the Military Domain: A Potential Role for the Quad in South Asia

Competition Among Ports in the Caspian Sea and the Significance of the Port of Baku

Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean Region intensifies

Short-term nuclear stability on the Korean Peninsula


Keeping West Papua on the agenda

New Zealand’s corona-shaped election

Australia's Security and the Rules–Based Order


The Obstacles to Sudan’s Landmark Peace Deal

The myth of South African nationality

African agency and Chinese power: The case of Djibouti

Transatlantic Relations

Together or Alone? Choices and Strategies for Transatlantic Relations for 2021 and Beyond

What Should Europe Expect From American Trade Policy After The Election?

Reviving transatlantic relations after Trump


NATO 20/2020: Twenty bold ideas to reimagine the Alliance after the 2020 US election

A renewed collective defense bargain? NATO in COVID’s shadow

Global Health

Taking Pandemic Preparedness Seriously: Lessons from COVID-19

Upholding the World Health Organization

Planning For Pandemics: Learning From The 2004–05 Avian Influenza Outbreak In Vietnam

Global Economy

2021: The crucial year for social order-global order transformational changes

China Is Now the World’s Largest Economy. We Shouldn’t Be Shocked.


Global Report on Internal Displacement 2020


The Afterlife of Empire

Books & Reviews

How Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Solidified his Power [adapted essay]

Progressive politics in Thailand’s polarised polity

The Oligarchs’ Revenge

Historia y futuro de la globalización

Mémoires et archives de la Révolution française


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US Presidential Election

First US Presidential Debate – Five Key Questions Answered

Large-scale political unrest is unlikely, but not impossible

A Foreign Policy for the Day After Trump

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

A hill here, a village there: Nagorno-Karabakh and the salami-slicing wars

> Is Peace Possible Between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

Armenia-Azerbaijan War: Military Dimensions of the Conflict

Belarus Protests

The Making of a Revolution

Planning for Belarus After Lukashenko

How a Dictator Became Vulnerable


Finding Britain’s role in a changing world: Protecting the UK’s ability to defend its value

Le drame du Brexit n’est pas encore terminé

A Terrible Border Is Reborn? Ireland And A No-Deal Brexit

Sri Lanka

Political Upheaval in Sri Lanka

No Accountability for War Crimes in Sri Lanka

European Migration Pact

Uncertain solidarity: Why Europe’s new migration pact could fall apart

Perceiving Migration Crises: A View from the European Neighbourhood                                                                                       

Malta, Italy, and Mediterranean Migration

Deciphering the European Union’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum

Eastern Mediterranean Tensions

How to Defuse Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean

European Foreign Policy Is Drowning in the Mediterranean

30 years of german reunification

Since reunification, Germany has had its best 30 years. The next 30 will be harder

Germany's Reunification, Thirty Years Later

Gorbachev Was Right About German Reunification


Incompatible Bedfellows: UN Peace Operations and Counterterrorism

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Factions Reunited for ‘Holy War’ Against Islamabad

Making The U.S. Military’s Counter-Terrorism Mission Sustainable


L’état C’est Trump

Le renouveau du secteur nucléaire aux États-Unis. De "Make America Great Again" à l’"Energy Dominance"

> Nuclear War with North Korea Shouldn’t Be an Option

The United States in Russia’s Public Opinion and Contemporary Political Thought


The Unfinished Chinese Civil War

People's Liberation Army Operational Concepts

There Never Was a Cold War China


Russia’s nuclear doctrine moves the focus from non-Western threats

Moscow's Perspective: The West Is Responsible for Navalny’s Poisoning

European Union

Europe’s double bind

Europe’s Global Test

The EU must overhaul its farming policy to save the Green Deal

A proposal for a public infrastructure leasing entity for Europe

Une Union toujours plus géopolitique ?

Middle East

How Palestinians agreed on elections

A Pit(i)less Blame Game at the Beirut Port of Institutional Corruption

Middle East and North Africa: Terrorism and Conflicts

Another Invasion of Kuwait

Qatar’s Looming Decisions on LNG Expansion

Latin America

What Went Right (and Wrong) in Latin America’s Anti-Corruption Fight?

Bolivia: ¿vuelve el MAS al poder?

What Venezuela’s Henrique Capriles Really Wants

Washington’s ‘Blind Eye’ Toward Human Rights Abuses in Latin America


Southeast Asia is Rushing Headlong Toward an ‘Asian Fall’

What a China+1 Policy Might Look Like for Japan?

Reimagining India’s Engagement with BIMSTEC

Winning Strategic Competition in the Indo-Pacific

The lull before the storm: the worst may be yet to come in the Korean Peninsula


Australia must demand answers on Asian Development Bank funding in Papua New Guinea

The Australia–India Strategic Partnership: Accelerating Security Cooperation In The Indo–Pacific


Safeguarding Democracy in West Africa

Nigeria at 60

Covid-19 and Africa’s Recession: How Bad Can It Get?

Three African Countries Brace for Potential Election Turmoil

In the shadow of a liberation war


Arctic Matters: Sino-Russian Dynamics

Phantom Peril in the Arctic


Why Europe Wins

Books & Reviews

A World Safe for Democracy: Liberal Internationalism and the Crises of Global Order [excerto]

‘Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times,’ by David S. Reynolds: An Excerpt

Rethinking the Liberal World Order

Horizontes de ‘democradura’

Our Most Vulnerable Election


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US-China Tensions

> U.S.-China confrontation is like nothing we’ve seen before

> Yes, to balance China, let’s bring Russia in from the cold

> Mike Pompeo Just Declared America’s New China Policy: Regime Change

Transatlantic Relations

> Trans-Atlantic Ties Should Put Finance, Not Security, First

> Trump’s Troop Move Is 21st-Century Strategy

EU: Recovery Fund

> Europe’s Expensive Coronavirus Summit

> The European Council and Europe's Magic Lantern

> Is the EU Council agreement aligned with the Green Deal ambitions?

US Presidential Election

> Trump Is the Election Crisis He Warns About

> Here’s How Biden’s Possible VP Picks Stack Up on Foreign Policy


> The Mosque, the Dam, and Erdogan’s Widening Culture War

> The New Turn in Turkey’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East

> Damaging judicial impartiality


> The inevitable partner: Why Europe needs to re-engage with Africa

> Implications of COVID-19 for a new Africa–Europe Strategic Partnership

> Refocusing the Africa-EU strategy


> The Tactics and Targets of Domestic Terrorists

> Boko Haram’s Expansionary Project in Northwestern Nigeria


> The American-style Covid-19 recession

> America Must Become a World Model Again

> Racial Cycles

> The Third Neighbor: Can America Live With Putin's Russia?


> China’s Pandemic Power Play

> Post-COVID, China Set to Gain in Central Asia

> Can China’s Military Win the Tech War?

> China’s Eurasian Ambitions


> Russia’s Permanent Revolution of Dignity

> Russie: les patrons de l’énergie face aux sanctions occidentales

> Why the anti-Putin protests in Russia’s eastern city are something new

> Networks and Links: Why Russia’s Infrastructure is Holding Back its Pivot to Asia

European Union

> Europe's helpless foreign policy

> Vers la fin de l’Union européenne ou son renouveau ?

> The Future of the E3: Post-Brexit Cooperation Between the UK, France and Germany

> The Impact of Monetary Policy on Structural Reforms in the Euro Area

Middle East

> Tarhuna, Mass Graves, and Libya’s Internationalized Civil War

> The UAE in Libya and Yemen: Different Tactics, One Goal

> The End of the Middle East’s Trickle-Down Economy

> Assessing Iraqi Kurdistan's stability: how patronage shapes conflict

> Regional Power United Arab Emirates

Latin America

> ¿Qué hacer ante el órdago electoral en Venezuela?

> Perú: reforma política y elecciones

> Needed: Latin Leadership for a New Inter-American System

> Bolivia: A Pivotal Moment for Populism and the Pandemic Response


> Could ASEAN move the region beyond the US–China dynamic?

> Resuming of a Frozen Conflict: Escalating Tensions on the Azerbaijani-Armenian Border

> Which Side Would the U.S. Public Choose in an India-China Conflict?

> How COVID-19 is Changing Indian Federalism


> Why Ukraine Really Is On the Road to Reform

> A Revival of the Left in the Age of Coronavirus?


> Sudan, a coup laboratory

> Covid-19 is accelerating multilateralism in Africa

> Elections in Côte d’Ivoire: President Ouattara’s Dilemma

> Kenya’s electoral authoritarianism

Democracy & Authoritarianism

> Can Elections Be Credible During a Pandemic?

> The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Populism, Nativism, Isolationism, and Protectionism


> Russia’s Behaviour Risks Weaponizing Outer Space

> La militarización del espacio, ¿hacia una carrera de armas en la atmósfera?

> The Assumptions of the New U.S. “Defense Space Strategy”

Technology and international relations

> Could a Bridge between the EU and Latin America Boost Innovation "Sovereignty" in a Multipolar World?

> Europe, The Us And Huawei: Do Hang Up!


> The Global God Divide

> Religion and Forced Displacement in the Eastern Orthodox World

Books & Reviews

> Turkey in Transition: The Dynamics of Domestic and Foreign Politics [Introduction]

> A KGB Man to the End

> El ascenso al poder de Mohammed bin Salmán

> Les années 1990, un continent inexploré

> Superpower showdown


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Iran between the Nuclear & New Alliances

> The Importance of Ending the Arms Embargo: What Is Iran's Plan?

> How Iran’s Oil Infrastructure Gambit Could Imperil the Strait Of Hormuz

> A pragmatic partnership: Why China and Iran try to collaborate

Poland Election

> Presidential Elections in Poland: Politically toxic, legally dubious

> What Poland’s Presidential Election Means for the EU

> Poland under Duda: A divided country, dividing Europe

EU-India Summit

> Reflections on the EU-India Summit: Some small steps towards breaking a pattern of unrequited love?

> In times of strategic confusion, deeper dialogue is a must

> EU-India Relations Set For A New Era

USA-China Relations

> China vs. America

> The US-China Cold War Has Already Started

> Getting Real About the Thucydides Trap

West Bank’s Annexation

> Framing an EU Response to Israel’s Annexation of the West Bank

> Don’t Give Up on the Two-State Solution

Lebanon’s Challenges

> Capitalizing on the Pandemic: Party Responses and the Need for Grassroots Organizing in Lebanon

> Lebanon’s Hidden Gold Mine

> Hezbollah Sees an Opportunity in COVID-19


> Making sense of resilience in the Boko Haram crisis

> The EU’s external action on counter-terrorism: Development, structures and actions


> Why time is running out for Trump’s reelection

> The indispensable power

> The race for Biden’s foreign policy agenda

> Will the Black Lives Revolution Change the Country or Just a Street Name?


> China’s Military Modernisation: Recent Trends

> China’s global investment vanishes under COVID-19

> Why now? Understanding Beijing’s new assertiveness in Hong Kong


> East Ukraine’s European roots and the myths of Putin’s Russian World

> How Improved US-Russian Relations Could Weaken Putin’s Case for Remaining in Kremlin Until 2036

> The Oil Price Crash: Will the Kremlin’s Policies Change?

European Union

> The EU Budget as an Opportunity in the Crisis

> The big engine that might: How France and Germany can build a geopolitical Europe

> Raising Europe’s Global Role Starts at Home

> The legacy of Potsdam: the future of EU-UK security relations after Brexit

> How to make EU bonds a safe(r) European asset

Middle East

> Political Instability Deepens in Tunisia

> Egypt’s Military Limitations: Cairo’s Options to Defend Eastern Libya

> The New Turn in Turkey's Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Regional and Domestic Insecurities

> Hope in Space

Latin America

> Corona Crisis and Political Confrontation in Brazil

> La geopolítica alimentaria, Mercosur y China

> Governance challenges in contemporary Cuba: social policies and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals


> Singapore’s Election: The PAP Triumphs, But Long-Term Trends Suggest a Viable Opposition

> Taiwan tiptoes in cross-strait relations

> Sri Lanka Headed for Elections: Democracy in Distress?

> ASEAN economic prospects amid emerging turbulence

> Strategic Competition: Why Pakistan Matters


> The (un)surprising effectiveness of African mediation efforts

> Tanzania’s former foreign minister prepares to take on Magufuli

> Ending the Dangerous Standoff in Southern Somalia

> What data tells us about COVID-19, security and regional peace operations in Africa

North America

> López Obrador’s Washington visit played straight into Trump’s hands

> Mexique-États-Unis: Tiangui mexicain à la Maison-Blanche


> How NATO Can Avoid a Strategic Decoupling in the Eastern Mediterranean

> NATO Needs a Tactical Readiness Initiative

Global Health

> Access to COVID-19 Vaccines and Medicines – a Global Public Good

> The Politics of a COVID-19 Vaccine

Democracy & Authoritarianism

> The Pandemic Could Be the Crisis Liberalism Needed

> Global Democracy & Covid-19: Upgrading International Support

Political Economy

> A Future History of Capitalism

> How the pandemic is changing the economy


> The United States Needs a New Foreign Policy

Books & Reviews

> Political Repression in Bahrain [Author Q&A / Excerpt]

> Twilight of Democracy by Anne Applebaum review – when politics ends friendships

> The Herculean Effort to Build an American Army

> This Land Is Not Your Land: The Ethnic Cleansing of Native Americans

> Are We Overreacting on Climate Change?

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong: prendre la mesure du choc

Hong Kong: The finishing blow

English translation of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

German EU Council presidency

Five points to make the EU stronger

Capitaine dans la tempête: défis et enjeux de la présidence allemande du Conseil de l’Union européenne

Has a Red Line Been Crossed in Serbia? Enlargement as Yet Another Crucial Test for the German EU Presidency


Playing Pick-Up-Sticks in Libya

Is Cairo Going to War?

La crise libyenne – le triangle Russie-Turquie-France


This Time, Russia Is in Afghanistan to Win

The ‘Spies and Commandos’ of Afghanistan

West Bank Annexation

What Annexation Would Really Mean for Middle East Peace: Benjamin Netanyahu Is Ready to Bury the Two-State Solution

Palestine on the Brink of Crisis


European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) 2020

From fringe to mainstream: The extreme rightwing in Europe

Takuba: A New Coalition for the Sahel?

Great Powers

Balancing act: Major powers and the global response to US-China great power competition

Everyone Misunderstands the Reason for the U.S.-China Cold War


The Vision Thing: Is Grand Strategy Dead?

The Case for Kissinger

Evaluating House Democrats’ new climate change report


COVID-19 accelerates China’s political economic transformation

What’s Behind China’s ‘Street-Stall Economy’ Discussion?

Xi Jinping’s Internal Great Wall

Emperor Xi reinvents Chinese Checkers: Only CPC Wins


Lower Thresholds, Greater Ambiguity

Expert Opinions on Russia’s Basic Nuclear Deterrence Principles

La Russie et l’Amérique latine au XXIe siècle: un rapprochement difficile

Russia’s Poseidon poser for arms control and naval defence

European Union

Why the UK Has Taken Foreign Policy Out of Brexit Negotiations

Emerging stronger from the crisis

Suspension of EU funds for breaches of the rule of law – a dose of tough love needed?

Alemania, 1990-2020: continuidad, centrismo y progresismo conservador

Middle East

A return to Africa: Why North African states are looking south

Why are most Arabs so prepared to trust the military?

Risk Perception and Appetite in UAE Foreign and National Security Policy

Rethinking Peace in Yemen

Latin America

Elecciones presidenciales dominicanas: fin de época (¿y hegemonía?) en la República Dominicana

Brazil and the economics of the virus

Radiografía de la boliburguesía, la casta que se adueñó de Venezuela

Argentina’s Opposition Has a Dilemma


The Map of Political Forces in Today’s Ukraine

Las elecciones generales en Serbia y el futuro de Kosovo


Nuclear Strategy in South Asia: A Facade of Peace between India and Pakistan

Religion and the Secular State in Kyrgyzstan

Southeast Asian democracies in declining health amid Covid-19

Another Act against democracy in the Philippines


Kiribati: une victoire d’influence pour la Chine dans le Pacifique

New Zealand’s Quiet China Shift

Australia’s serious strategic update


What role for the AU as Somalia prepares for elections?

Mozambique’s Insurgency Is a Regional Problem

Malawi’s Re-Run Election is Lesson for African Opposition

Community-based reconciliation in practice and lessons for the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission of Zimbabwe


America should welcome a discussion about NATO’s nuclear strategy

What Poland wants when it comes to US troops

Democracia & Autoritarismo

Psychology of Authoritarianism

How Democracies Can Win the Information Contest

Transatlantic Relations

Losing Germany

Is COVID-19 a Game Changer for Transatlantic Narratives on China?


The Burden of Being Part of History

Books & Reviews

The World [Excerpt]

The Nine Lives of Modernization Theory

Rigged: America, Russia and 100 Years of Covert Electoral Interference by David Shimer - review

The two Sudans

Madeleine Albright Out of Power

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Post Covid-19 International Order

The Pandemic and Political Order

Welcome Back to Kissinger’s World

Middle Powers After the Middle Power Moment 

Why a new Yalta wouldn’t end the malaise between the West and Russia

USA Protests’

The George Floyd Protests: A Global Rallying Cry for Democracy

A New Civil Rights Movement Is a Foreign Policy Win: This Is What Democracy Looks Like

Trump’s Threat to Use the Military Against Protesters: What to Know


For the US and China, Thucydides’ Trap Is Closing

Could War on Huawei Lead to War With China? 

China toys with a new propaganda technique: Irony

Transatlantic Relations & European Defense

Trump’s Sudden Troop Withdrawal From Germany 

Will U.S. Troop Pullouts Accelerate European Defense Integration?

Withdrawing 9,500 troops from Germany will be costly for U.S.

Sudan in Transition

UN Security Council Walks Tightrope with Creation of New Mission in Sudan

Multiplying crises: The coronavirus in Sudan

Notes on post-revolutionary Sudan


Brazilians Die, Bolsonaro Shrugs

A Nightmare Scenario in Brazil’s Institutional Crisis

Why America’s Protests Resonate So Deeply in Brazil


Pierre Nkurunziza's Death and the Future of Burundi

I cry, not for Nkurunziza, but for the lives he broke

Transition and continuity in Burundi


The Geopolitics of Post-Brexit Britain

EU-UK negotiations: no need to panic (yet)

Libya’s Conflict

The Cairo Declaration is a false resolution to Libya's conflict

Libya’s Legitimacy Crisis: Hostage to the Skhirat Agreement


>The Controller: How Basil Hassan Launched Islamic State Terror into the Skies

Violent extremism in Africa: Popular assessments from the ‘Eastern Corridor’

Terrorism in Afghanistan: A Joint Threat Assessment


Biden’s Journey Left

The Self-Defeating Executive Order Against the International Criminal Court

The pandemic adds significantly to the risk of a contested result and a constitutional crisis

Exceptionalism Is Killing Americans: An Insular Political Culture Failed the Test of the Pandemic


Rise of e-RMB: Geopolitics of China’s Digital Currency

Chine, puissance normative

On the Yunnan-Rakhine Corridor

Covid-19 and its aftermath: Impact on China’s soft power


Double Shock: The Impact of COVID-19 and the Oil Price Collapse on Russia’s Energy Sector

Russian Policy on Nuclear Deterrence

Russian Economic Sovereignty in the COVID-19 Age

Pandemic Blasts Change Through Russia’s Church

European Union

EU Security and Defense Challenges: Toward a European Defense Winter?

Friends in Need: The Corona Pandemic Changes the Landscape of Groups and Coalitions in the EU

Is the COVID-19 crisis an opportunity to boost the euro as a global currency?

Le destin de l’économie allemande est inséparable de celui de l’Europe

¿Protestantes contra católicos en la UE?

Middle East

The Oil for Security Myth and Middle East Insecurity

Destroying Lebanon to Save It

Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Challenges to China’s Silk Road Strategy in the Middle East

Al Assad y la lucha fratricida por el poder en Siria

Latin America

COVID-19 May Ultimately Strengthen Latin America’s Democracies, Not Destroy Them

Chile: The COVID-19 catches up with President Sebastián Piñera

Cuba: crisis económica, sus causas, el COVID-19 y las políticas de rescate

Guyana’s final hurdle


Interpreting the India-Nepal border dispute

Renewed Crisis on the Korean Peninsula

The Asia Pacific’s “Age of Uncertainty”

East Asia decouples from the United States: Trade war, COVID-19, and East Asia's new trade blocs


Decentralisation Amidst Hybrid Governance: Case Of Northern Mali

Mozambique ante la insurgencia islamista

The DRC is riveted by a political thriller

L’Afrique de l’Est face à la gestion du COVID-19. Un enchevêtrement de crises?

Bridging the Divide in Ethiopia’s North

Climate Change

From pandemics to floods: Inequality as a comorbidity

Climate Change and Populism: Comparing the populist parties’ climate policies in Denmark, Finland and Sweden


NATO and CSDP: party and public positioning in Germany and France

NATO: Rebranding exercise or new product launch?


The EU’s international politics of cyberspace in an emerging post-liberal order

Intelligence artificielle et cybersécurité


Global Peace Index 2020


Why Are Fossil Fuels So Hard To Quit?

Books & Reviews

Divided We Fall: What Is Tearing America Apart?

Les violences du militantisme radical en France

War for Eternity by Benjamin R Teitelbaum review – starstruck by Steve Bannon?

Is There a Religious Left?

The Debate Over the Word ‘Fascism’ Takes a New Turn

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Protests in America

The Drivers of Deadly Conflict Emerge in the U.S.

Fury at America and Its Values Spreads Globally

Military Prestige During A Political Crisis: Use It And You’ll Lose It

Foreign Policy By Example: Crisis at Home Makes the United States Vulnerable Abroad

Covid 19 & International Order

Taking stock: Where are geopolitics headed in the COVID-19 era?

El orden internacional tras la COVID-19: estados más replegados y potencias más débiles

¿Podrá reinventarse el multilateralismo? El orden internacional y el coronavírus

COVID-19: le monde d’après est déjà là…

U’s Recovery Fund

Is democracy the missing link in EU recovery plans?

Algunos apuntes sobre el fondo de recuperación europeo

The Recovery Fund Faces A Tricky Passage

Recovering a meaningful debate about Europe

Hong Kong

What the End of One Country, Two Systems Means for Hong Kong, Taiwan and the World

Options on Hong Kong: A Suggested NSC Memo


Brazil Is Suffering. Bolsonaro Isn’t

Los frentes abiertos de Bolsonaro

Brazil Suffers Its Own Scourge of Police Brutality


The Folly of Decoupling From China: It Isn’t Just Perilous—It’s Impossible

China Is Weaponizing Globalization


Lessons from the Global Counterterrorism Forum for International Cooperation on Pandemics

La crise pandémique et les groupes armés non étatiques : l’exemple de Daech et du Hezbollah

Designating the Russian Imperial Movement a Terrorist Organization: a Drop in the Bucket of Needed U.S. Counter-Extremism Responses


Le « trumpisme » en politique étrangère : vision et pratique

Immature leadership: Donald Trump and the American presidency

Another American first: a self-collapsing empire!

Can Congress’ ‘Most Successful Bill’ Fix the Legislative Branch?


Chinese Crisis Decision Making—Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic Part One: The Domestic Component

Chinese defence spending in the age of COVID-19

China after the pandemic: Insecurity spills over to contradictory foreign policy actions

China's Arctic Strategy In Iceland And Greenland


Mutations, ambitions et limites de la culture stratégique russe contemporaine

Decoding Russia’s Official Nuclear Deterrence Paper

Forward to the Past? New/Old Theatres of Russia’s International Projection

Pakistan’s Role in Russia’s Greater Eurasian Partnership

European Union

Five ways that the coronavirus should transform the EU

Des défis et contraintes d'une "Commission géopolitique" pour une souveraineté européenne

Brexit: How “No Deal” became the bookies’ favourite

Uniformity and Differentiation in the Fundamentals of EU Membership

EU-China trade and investment relations in challenging times

Middle East

From risk to opportunity: Local governance in the southern Mediterranean

Two Paths to Dominance: Military Businesses in Turkey and Egypt

Successes and shortcomings: How Algeria’s Hirak can inform Lebanon’s protest movement

A new Gaza: Turkey’s border policy in northern Syria

Latin America

Colombia y la crisis venezolana: una estrategia fallida

Puntos para una agenda política en América Latina

Four Urgent Questions on Bolivia’s Election

Honduras’ opposition needs to learn from its mistakes

Nuevas incertidumbres y posibilidades en el tablero colombiano


China and Japan’s Island Dispute

The Endangered Asian Century: America, China, and the Perils of Confrontation

COVID-19 Presents Fresh Challenges to a Struggling Central Asia

Vietnam’s party politics back on centre stage

Timor-Leste’s New Kingmakers


States, Not Jihadis, Exploiting Corona Crisis In West Africa

Au Malawi, un scrutin qui dure depuis un an

Does the Sahel really need more AU troops?

Le Kenya, un acteur régional majeur


Understanding the Iran-Venezuela Relationship

Transatlantic Relations

Trump's Covid-19 Response Is Deepening The Transatlantic Rift

NATO’s role in a transatlantic strategy on China

The U.S.-China Race and the Fate of Transatlantic Relations

International Security

La multipolarité nucléaire : mythes et réalités de la compétition

The Post-INF European Missile Balance: Thinking About NATO’s Deterrence Strategy


History Will Judge the Complicit

Books & Reviews

The World: A Brief Introduction [excerpt]

Where does the US go now?

Democracy’s Red Line

The Corrupt Bargain

The Left Side of History


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