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Deals with corrupt Libyan leaders help them stay in power

31 May 2024
By Andrea Cellino

The EU policy of providing unstable countries in North Africa with economic aid in exchange for control of migratory flows risks creating further instability


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04 April 2024
By Middle East Institute Switzerland (MEIS)
Commentary

Promoting Win-Win Cooperation: Towards a Regional Impact Fund in the Middle East

The MENA region is the least economically integrated region in the world, with significant developmental disparities persisting across GCC and non-GCC states. Against the backdrop of regional rapprochement and de-escalation, international and regional stakeholders should pool their resources to establish a regional impact fund that supports economic integration and regional security efforts.
01 February 2024
By Francesco Salesio Schiavi
Policy Brief

Messages with Warheads: Unpacking the Logic Behind the Recent Attacks of Iran and its Proxies

Iran’s January 2024 attacks on Iraq, Syria, and Pakistan, as well as the recent strike by Iranian proxies on a US base at the Syrian-Jordanian border, mark a significant escalation that tests US red lines while raising the risk of an already dangerous situation escalating into further violence.

28 December 2023
By Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Commentary

Regional and Global Dimensions of the War in Gaza

Against the backdrop of the US’ support of Israel and subsequent loss of legitimacy, to resolve the crisis in Gaza, Gulf States must be given greater regional agency to further equal rapport with the US.

30 July 2023
By Igor Delanoë
Commentary

Between “Coopetition” and Resilience: Russia-Turkey Relations in the Context of the Ukraine War

Against the recent Wagner mutiny in Russia and the presidential elections in Turkey, the future evolution of the Russian-Turkish relationship is challenged through geopolitical realities in Ukraine.

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