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Russia in Africa A Search for Continuity in a Post-Cold

Russia in Africa: A Search for Continuity in a Post-Cold War Era

Commentaries

This commentary proposes to connect Russia’s present activities in Africa to the history of Soviet involvement on the continent during the Cold...

Economic Power and International Security

Economic Power and International Security

Early View

International security theories generally identify economic power as the key determinant of military power, and thereby of security, but there is...

Kazakhstan s Multi-Vectorism and Sino-Russian Relations

Kazakhstan’s Multi-Vectorism and Sino-Russian Relations

Articles

Using the case of Sino-Russian competition over Central Asian energy and transportation networks, this study asks why Russia has refrained from...

Kazakhstan s Middle Power Response to Terrorism

Kazakhstan’s Middle Power Response to Terrorism

Articles

Most studies define states as small, middle, or great in relation to the power of other states. However, how the capabilities of a particular...

Turkey s Comeback to Central Asia

Turkey’s Comeback to Central Asia

Commentaries

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Turkey emerged as an influential player in the Muslim and ethnically Turkic republics of Central Asia....

Strategic Culture of the OSCE and Its Reflection in the

Strategic Culture of the OSCE and Its Reflection in the Effort to De-escalate and Resolve the Conflict in Ukraine

Early View

The OSCE has until now been the only security organization which directly participated in the effort to de-escalate the war in Eastern Ukraine. As...

The Secular Foreign Fighters of the West in Syria

The Secular Foreign Fighters of the West in Syria

Articles

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) operates under the names of the Democratic Union Party and the People’s Protection Units in Syria. The PKK is...

Germany and the European Union Post-Brexit Hegemon

Germany and the European Union: Post-Brexit Hegemon

Commentaries

In late-March 2019 the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. Will Brexit lead to Germany becoming the EU’s hegemon? The...

Missile Defense in Europe Against Whom

Missile Defense in Europe: Against Whom?

Articles

ABSTRACT This article debates the evolution, main purpose and real target of the missile defense system of NATO, entitled the EPAA, focusing on...

The Gulf Crisis The U S Factor

The Gulf Crisis: The U.S. Factor

Commentaries

The election of the U.S. President Donald Trump played a key role in reigniting the Gulf crisis. The blockading quartet (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain...

What is Russia up to in the Middle East

What is Russia up to in the Middle East?

Book Reviews

Dmitri Trenin, the current director of the Moscow based think-tank the Carnegie Moscow Center, raises a question that has been the interest of many...

Lessons and Legacies of the Blockade of Qatar

Lessons and Legacies of the Blockade of Qatar

Commentaries

The diplomatic and economic blockade of Qatar launched on June 5, 2017 has gravely weakened the Gulf Cooperation Council and raised questions in...

Traditional Rivalry or Regional Design in the Middle East

Traditional Rivalry or Regional Design in the Middle East?

Articles

The repercussions of the Arab Spring and new polarization between Iran, Israel and the Gulf States means the Middle East faces multiple rivalries...

Russia's Presidential Transition: Implications for Turkey and the Black Sea Region

Commentaries

Russia's new president, Dmitry Medvedev, should be expected to broadly continue his predecessor Vladimir Putin's foreign policy toward 'Turkey and...

Analyzing the Duma Elections in Russia

Articles

This article examines the December 2, 2007 State Duma elections in Russia in terms of their significance and implications for Russian politics. The...

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