Iraq has seen the appointment of both a new President and Prime Minister-designate over the last few days amid hopes that new leadership will bring…View More A promising new start for governance in Iraq?
Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, announced recently that she would back a second referendum on whether Britain should leave the EU. Facebook and Google are…View More A Brave New Interconnected World
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To paraphrase Shakespeare, some are born into fame and others have it thrust upon them. Such must have been the case when, in 1994, an…View More Bashar al-Assad: The doctor will see you now
The disintegration of the so-called Islamic State since 2015, the decimation of its power structures in Iraq and Syria, the fall of its physical caliphate…View More The Challenges of Returning Foreign Fighters: The European Response(s)
Almost from the beginning of the Civil War in Syria, we’ve seen the state become a battleground for other, arguably larger, fights. The state is…View More Syria in the Middle
As the war against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq enters its final stages, the eyes of the world have begun to…View More The Future of Kurdistan: A New Nation or a Failed State?
The three-year war in Yemen has escalated to new heights with the Southern Transitional Council (STC), also referred to as the Southern Separatists, capturing most…View More The War that Fails to End: The Capture of Aden, Yemen
On Friday, 2 February, Qatari Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah was in Washington D.C. for a strategic defence dialogue with U.S. Secretary of Defence…View More How Qatar has Navigated the GCC Crisis: Some Lessons Learned
28 September 2016 marked a day of global mourning with the death of former President and Prime Minister of Israel Shimon Peres who passed at…View More Former President of Israel Shimon Peres’ Death Compels Thoughts on Peace
On 10 June 2014, the Islamic State (IS) occupied Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. Since then, ethnic and religious minorities have been prosecuted while IS…View More Putting the Dam in Damocles: Iraq’s Largest Dam at Risk of Collapse
The American F-15 has been rolling off the production line since 1970 but in its forty-five-year history, nothing has been as impressive as the impunity…View More Islamic State, The Libyan Liability and the F-15 Solution?