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Did Francois Hollande’s ‘finest speech’ deliver direction for France?
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The security risks of 5G
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein on the EU’s weaknesses
Cold war between Visegrad and Brussels
Fears over sanctions escalating into Russia-EU trade war
Turkey: an awkward partner
As Turkey’s unstable internal politics have lurched toward repression, its foreign policy appears to have lost direction. The escalating war with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has pushed resolution of the Kurdish question into the distant future, while terrorist strikes and a conflict with Russia have dragged Ankara deeper into ...
Dr. Udo Steinbach
Mr. Putin’s private army
In a surprise move, clearly aimed at bolstering his own personal power and security, President Vladimir Putin has announced the formation of a Russian National Guard. The new entity is to be created within the Ministry of the Interior (MVD) and its mandate will be to fight terrorism and organized ...
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Syria’s future: the losers and winners
For all the confusion about Syria’s civil war, there’s no doubt about the big loser – the Syrian people. But nearly every regional power that has intervened to advance its own interests has also paid a heavy price, as has the European Union, a not-so-innocent bystander. For now, the most ...
Dr. Samir Nassif
Euro crisis: time for a rerun?
After Greece obtained its third bailout last summer, Europe turned its attention to other crises. But it would be naive to conclude that the sovereign debt crisis is over. The Greek drama is still far from a happy ending; in Portugal and Spain, fragile left-wing governments may want to abandon ...
Dr. Michael Wohlgemuth
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Beyond the 2020 pandemic
The policies used to contain the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic have brought disruption that moved at a speed not seen in ...
China’s ascent to peer status with the U.S. is the century’s salient geopolitical fact. Beijing has used its growing power ...
A trend toward increased government influence in economies and personal life is curbing growth, and freedom, in many Western countries. ...
Middle East politics
The region, one of the cradles of civilization, is going through a turbulent period of historic realignment. Its powers are ...
Russia’s incursion in Ukraine raised alarm about a new Cold War, deepened with the intervention in Syria and allegations of ...
In the second half of the 20th century, globalization brought a boom in international trade. The rapid change that came ...
Brexit is a symptom of the European Union’s internal disarray. In quick succession, the debt crisis, the Ukraine crisis and ...
Changes in the political landscape
The political changes now becoming evident in most democratic countries are often decried as caused by “populists.” So-called radical movements, ...
After a 20-year run as the world’s hegemonic power, the United States is retrenching. The Trump administration accelerated this process, ...
While attempts are being made to move away from fossil fuels for energy production, the transition is not happening as ...
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Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
Pramit Pal Chaudhuri is the foreign editor of the Hindustan Times, in New Delhi, India.
Professor Enrico Colombatto
Enrico Colombatto is a professor of economics at the University of Turin, Italy. He is also director of research at the Institut de Recherches Economiques et Fiscales (IREF) in Paris.
Dr. Carole Nakhle
Dr. Carole Nakhle is the founder and CEO of Crystol Energy, an advisory, research and
Professor Elisabeth Krecké
Elisabeth Krecké is a Luxembourg-based independent economist.
Dr. Alberto Mingardi
GIS expert Alberto Mingardi is director general of the Italian free-market think tank, Istituto Bruno Leoni. He is also associate professor of the history of political thought at IULM University in Milan and a Presidential Scholar in political theory at ...
Professor Dr. Amatzia Baram
GIS Expert Dr. Amatzia Baram is a Middle East Forum Writing Fellow and a professor emeritus at the Department of the History of the Middle East and Director of the Centre for Iraq Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel.
GIS Expert Urs Schoettli is an independent advisor on Asian affairs.
GIS Expert Riley Walters is the Deputy Director of the Japan Chair at Hudson Institute. He works alongside Japan Chair H.R. McMaster and Japan Chair Fellows Taro Hayashi and Masashi Murano. Previously, he was a senior policy analyst and economist at ...
Dr. Ralph Mathekga
GIS Guest Expert Dr. Ralph Mathekga started his studies in political science, law and economic history at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he completed his bachelor's degree. He subsequently completed an honors degree in political science, as well as ...
GIS Guest Expert Emma Hadrovic is a political and legal senior advisor and permanent representative to the EU for ITD, the association for the Danish road transport of goods. She is in charge of European Union single market and competition policies, ...
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