Iraq faces many domestic and regional challenges. Of all six Gulf Cooperation Council member states, Kuwait is arguably the most concerned about instability in Iraq.
A decade after the Jasmine Revolution, an autogolpe in Tunisia put the North African country back in the international spotlight. Annelle Sheline, an adviser at Gulf State Analytics, discusses the influence of Gulf states in Tunisia.
History matters in how Russia is perceived in EU member states. In the fourth conversation of GLOBSEC’s series on “The Image of Russia,” Peter Kreko, director of the Political Capital Institute in Hungary, discusses how Russia is so successful in inflating its power and influence.
The ascendancy of China and Russia in the 21st century has had major implications for the Middle East and North Africa's geopolitical order. Jon Hoffman, a PhD student at George Mason University, discusses how countries in the region are responding to the return of greater power competition.
The chaotic situation in Afghanistan is a major concern for all neighboring countries, including Iran. Hamidreza Azizi, an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Berlin-based German Institute for International and Security Affairs, analyzes Tehran's relationship with the Taliban.
Should the European Union be more concerned about the perception of Russia in the Central and Eastern European region or rather focus on the developing relationship between Russia and the West?
There is a decades-old history of Washington imposing sanctions on Iran for various reasons. Emma Scott, the Iran lead and research assistant at Project Alpha in the Centre for Science and Security Studies at King’s College London, discusses the background of sanctions on Tehran.
Turkey’s relationships with Egypt and Saudi Arabia have improved following years of friction. Esra Pakin Albayrakoglu, a professor at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul and a visiting professor at the National Defense University, discusses the dynamics influencing Ankara’s foreign policy.
How is Russia trying to improve its image in Central and Eastern Europe and the western Balkans? Edward Lucas, a senior fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis, says that Moscow is most interested in depicting the West as a failure.
As a second wave of COVID-19 infections sweeps through India, the farmers’ protests are no longer in the news. Yet the underlying issues facing Indian agriculture have not gone away.
Faculty experts from the Ohio State University’s Department of History hold a conversation about the first 100 days of the Biden administration.
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