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US-China Relations and the Perils of Historical Analogy
US-China Relations and the Perils of Historical Analogy
Is a Thucydides Trap or other analogies actually applicable to US-China relations? By David Shipton. (06/17/2024) Read More...


Artificial Nighttime Lighting: The Impacts of Illumination
Artificial Nighttime Lighting: The Impacts of Illumination
Analyzing the effects of artificial lighting at night (ALAN) on the world. By Emily Fang. 06/16/2024 Read More...


Saudi-Emirati Rivalry and The Distribution of Regional Powers in The Middle East
Saudi-Emirati Rivalry and The Distribution of Regional Powers in The Middle East
Essay explores the impact of the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the Middle East region's power balance.By Fatma Tawfik. 06/10/2024 Read More...


How EU Gaza Policies Shape Europe-Israel Ties
How EU Gaza Policies Shape Europe-Israel Ties
What does the EU's approach to the Gaza conflict and Israel reveal about itself and its place on the international stage? By Syed Nauman Ali Gilani. (06/10/2024) Read More...


Diplomacy Boost:  When Theory meets Practice in Africa
Diplomacy Boost: When Theory meets Practice in Africa
A look at the Certified Economic Diplomat Programme. By Dayana da Silva. (06/04/2024) Read More...


Pakistan’s Second Sharif Coalition Government from February 13, 2024-May 27, 2024: A Brief Appraisal
Pakistan’s Second Sharif Coalition Government from February 13, 2024-May 27, 2024: A Brief Appraisal
Timeline and analysis of Pakistan’s Second Sharif Coalition Government. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. 05/30/2024 Read More...


Check out The Spykman Center's 2024 Annual Summer School program. Topic: How To Write a Geopolitical Analysis in Times of International Turmoil. Read More...


Towards a Just Transition to Address Climate Inequities and Financial Challenges Post-COP28
Towards a Just Transition to Address Climate Inequities and Financial Challenges Post-COP28
Author analyzes how to address the challenges of climate finance and debt patterns while ensuring a just transition. By Md Sazzad Hossain. (05/27/2024) Read More...


Book Review: How States Think. The Rationality of Foreign Policy.
Book Review: How States Think. The Rationality of Foreign Policy.
Book review of How States Think. The Rationality of Foreign Policy by John J. Mearsheimer and Sebastian Rosato. By Khola Junaid. (05/22/2024) Read More...


The Bahrain Arab Summit and Public Expectations of Outcome: A Brief
The Bahrain Arab Summit and Public Expectations of Outcome: A Brief
Timeline of events surrounding the Bahrain Arab Summit. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (05/20/2024) Read More...


Strategic Intelligence and Intelligence Diplomacy in the Sphere of Foreign Policy
Strategic Intelligence and Intelligence Diplomacy in the Sphere of Foreign Policy
Article addresses issues linked to intelligence services and foreign policy, namely strategic intelligence, intelligence diplomacy, policymakers and communication. By Dr. Jorge Marinho, Júlio Ventura,... Read More...


The Impact of Climate Change and Politics on the Great Barrier Reef
The Impact of Climate Change and Politics on the Great Barrier Reef
Change is needed to mitigate impacts of climate change and politics on the Great Barrier Reef. By Khizra Mushtaq. (05/14/2024) Read More...


Where the Thai Criminal Justice System Fails
Where the Thai Criminal Justice System Fails
Author examines issues and failures surrounding the Thai justice system. By Jena Musmar. (05/15/2024) Read More...


The Gaza War: A Brief (updated May 11, 2024)
The Gaza War: A Brief (updated May 11, 2024)
Timeline of events surrounding the war in Gaza. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (05/11/2024) Read More...


Without the right to have rights. The case of Ms Shamima Begum, a victim of child- trafficking made stateless by the UK government.
Without the right to have rights. The case of Ms Shamima Begum, a victim of child- trafficking made stateless by the UK government.
Author examines the case of Ms Shamima Begum, a British teenager who, in 2015, was groomed and trafficked to Syria to marry an ISIS fighter. By Dr. Danila Genovese. (05/12/2024) Read More...


Political Analysis Report on North Korea
Political Analysis Report on North Korea

Author analyzes North Korean political strategies. By Ayana Sheikh. (05/09/2024)

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Historical Amnesia: The Colonial Origins of  International Relations and the European Union
Historical Amnesia: The Colonial Origins of International Relations and the European Union

Author aims to dispel some myths surrounding the emergence of IR and the EU. By Waldo Smart. (05/07/2024)

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The Gaza War and Student Demonstrations: A Brief
The Gaza War and Student Demonstrations: A Brief

Timeline and overview of events surrounding the war in Gaza and student demonstrations. (05/21/2024) By Dr. Sohail Mahmood.

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The Politics of the Gaza War: A Brief
The Politics of the Gaza War: A Brief

Overview and timeline of politics surrounding the Gaza war. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. 05/07/2024

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Gender Inclusion: What it means to Gender Mainstream in Preventing Violent Extremism and Counter Terrorism?
Gender Inclusion: What it means to Gender Mainstream in Preventing Violent Extremism and Counter Terrorism?
Defining gender inclusion in the PVE and CT sectors. By Gazbiah Sans. (05/15/2024) Read More...


Analyzing the Growing Competition Among China, Russia, and the United States in the Arctic Region
Analyzing the Growing Competition Among China, Russia, and the United States in the Arctic Region

Author provides analysis of growing competition in the Arctic region. By Hadia Safeer Choudhry. (04/30/2024)

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's Visit to Pakistan and the State of Pakistan-Iran Relations: A Brief
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's Visit to Pakistan and the State of Pakistan-Iran Relations: A Brief

Overview/brief regarding Iran-Pakistan relations. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (04/30/2024)

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War and Development: Is the Stagnation the Price of Peace?
War and Development: Is the Stagnation the Price of Peace?

Author revisits the literature on the connection between civil war and development. Is stagnation “the cost” of peace, as Jinan Ganesh recently argued?  By David Shipton. (04/25/2024)

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Energy Diplomacy – Southern Gas Corridor
Energy Diplomacy – Southern Gas Corridor

Analysis of Azerbaijan's Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) as a strategic pathway for both the EU and Azerbaijan amidst the ongoing energy transition. By Zhuldyz Ramazanova. (04/24/2024)

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Iran-Israel Conflict: A Brief
Iran-Israel Conflict: A Brief

Timeline and analysis of the Iran-Israel conflict. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (04/19/2024)

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El Salvador’s Mass Imprisonment: Do the ends justify the means? A look at the Country’s Human Rights Abuses, Safety, and Future of Democracy
El Salvador’s Mass Imprisonment: Do the ends justify the means? A look at the Country’s Human Rights Abuses, Safety, and Future of Democracy

Analysis of El Salvador's mass imprisonment of gang members. By Bella Sigler. (04/19/2024)

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Formulating a Strategic Plan to Tackle Climate Change: Interview with Sir David King
Formulating a Strategic Plan to Tackle Climate Change: Interview with Sir David King

In this interview from our Winter 2024 issue of International Affairs Forum, Sir David King discusses the challenges of cli... Read More...



Using Technology to Address Climate Change: Exaggerated Expectations? Interview with Dr. Duncan McLaren
Using Technology to Address Climate Change: Exaggerated Expectations? Interview with Dr. Duncan McLaren

In this interview from our Winter 2024 issue of International Affairs Forum, Dr. Duncan McLaren provides an analysis of tec... Read More...



What Is Behind the “Russian Expansionist Threat”
What Is Behind the “Russian Expansionist Threat”

The specter of Russian expansionism: real or not? By Prof. Manlio Graziano. (04/13/2024)

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The Girl from Sarajevo: Remembering Zlata’s Diary
The Girl from Sarajevo: Remembering Zlata’s Diary

Author reflects on Zlata’s Diary and the 90s war in Bosnia. By Caleb Mills. (04/11/2024)

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