At the recent Munich security conference, Angela Merkel once again reiterated her backing for the controversial Nord Stream 2 project. Nord Stream 2 is a…View More Nord Stream 2 – Still the Right Option for EU’s Energy Needs?
In 2016, a group of polar explorers made an astounding discovery in northern Canada. The long-lost HMS Terror, last seen almost 170 years previously when…View More The Polar War
On August 26, 2018, a brief but deadly confrontation occurred along the disputed Tajikistan-Afghanistan border. While many details are still murky, we do know the…View More Russia’s Role in Regional Security in Central Asia
An ex-KGB agent and a rural teenage exile who lived in a cave. What do they have in common? They are both the leaders of…View More Why strong men make for strong countries
The last week has prompted speculation with talk in both camps of a meeting between President Trump and Vladimir Putin. After Putin’s recent reelection, the…View More The Trump-Putin Summit: Another Bad Deal
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
Imagine for a moment you are in an airplane at cruising speed (about 878-926 km/h). That airplane is moving fast. Now imagine something that is…View More Racing Towards the Future of War: Cometh the Hypersonic Missiles
Despite its economic dominance in Europe, Germany, like many of its neighbours, suffers from a rapidly ageing population. It is estimated that one out of…View More The Problem with Germany’s Healthcare
Since December 2014, the Russian state has been accused of administering a state-sponsored doping program to athletes competing in international competitions. A report compiled by…View More Violating Olympic Norms: A Timeless Tradition
There are only a handful of global institutions that deal with their history in terms of millennia and two of these celebrated a remarkable first…View More A Bridge Too Far? The Pope and the Patriarch in Cuba
The crash of a Russian plane 31 October in Sinai was a horrific act of terror with ongoing political repercussions. After initial reluctance, Russian President…View More Al-Sisi and Putin: Two leaders who found each other?
The capital of Bahrain hosted the International Institute of Strategic Studies’ (IISS) annual forum to discuss the most prominent security issues threatening the Middle Eastern…View More The Manama Dialogue 2015: Security in the Middle East