How Important Is Djibouti to the Middle East?

August 05, 2019

The tiny state of Djibouti is strategically located along the Bab al-Mandab strait, bringing with it myriad geopolitical opportunities and challenges.

Russia Moves on the Foreign Policy Chessboard

September 21, 2016

Opportunities across the board await Russia in its foreign policy, but it must be careful not to upset existing allies. Turkey’s readiness to restore relations with Russia; Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU); the circulation of rumors on the Green Continent about the need to revise...

Post-Sanctions Iran: China-Inspired Dream or Soviet-Style Collapse?

September 14, 2016

Iran’s short-term future depends on Rouhani’s current reform attempts and the upcoming American and Iranian elections. Iran’s nuclear deal with the six major world powers, implemented in January 2016, has fueled much speculation both inside and outside the country. Many are hopeful that...