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  • Europe

    The Kosovo-Serbia quagmire: the neglected geopolitical crisis

    At first glance, Kosovo does not currently represent a major geopolitical fault line. Indeed, the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine, the so-called Arab Spring, the threat –territorial and otherwise– posed by the Islamic State (IS), the disrupted nuclear deal with Iran and the instability in the Korean peninsula or the South East China […]

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    Transatlantic Relations: Simultaneously Strained and Strengthened under Trump Administration

    It is widely commented that transatlantic relations under the U.S. presidency of Donald Trump are strained, though progressing in certain areas, like defense and security. Most recently, president Trump and European allies have diverged on trade, Iran policy, and climate change. In May, the Trump administration announced it will impose new duties on steel and […]

  • Middle East

    The consolidation of Hezbollah’s power over Lebanon

    The Lebanese parliamentarian elections ended on May 6, but its repercussions will not be contained by the end of the parliament term 4 years from now – May 2022. At a national level, the new electoral law, the non-ideological-political coalition, the sectarian based electoral campaigns and the high level of corruption have had major influence on […]

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    Slovenia’s path towards independence: a different process than the Catalan way

    A QUICK REMEMBRANCE OF THE EVENTS Following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, Slovenia joined the new Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, later called Yugoslavia. Very few at that time could not expect what would happen decades after: the dissolution of that new political enterprise then envisaged by many as a sort […]

  • EuropeNational security strategies

    Global Britain, Defence and Gibraltar

    Since the Brexit vote in 2016 Theresa May’s Conservative Government have sought to push forward the ‘Global Britain’ policy campaign. However, as the Foreign Affairs Select Committee recently highlighted, there has thus far been little change in policy output to reflect this pan-government policy. Although theoretically a pan-government policy, there are four primary departments that […]

At first glance, Kosovo does not currently represent a major geopolitical fault line. Indeed, the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine, the so-called Arab Spring, the threat –territorial and otherwise– posed by the Islamic State (IS), the disrupted nuclear deal with Iran and the instability in the Korean peninsula or the South East China […]

It is widely commented that transatlantic relations under the U.S. presidency of Donald Trump are strained, though progressing in certain areas, like defense and security. Most recently, president Trump and European allies have diverged on trade, Iran policy, and climate change. In May, the Trump administration announced it will impose new duties on steel and […]

The Lebanese parliamentarian elections ended on May 6, but its repercussions will not be contained by the end of the parliament term 4 years from now – May 2022. At a national level, the new electoral law, the non-ideological-political coalition, the sectarian based electoral campaigns and the high level of corruption have had major influence on […]

Since the Brexit vote in 2016 Theresa May’s Conservative Government have sought to push forward the ‘Global Britain’ policy campaign. However, as the Foreign Affairs Select Committee recently highlighted, there has thus far been little change in policy output to reflect this pan-government policy. Although theoretically a pan-government policy, there are four primary departments that […]

At the onset of Spain’s democracy, a Spanish politician wrongly predicted that with the consolidation of democratic rule in Spain peripheral nationalisms –namely Basque and Catalan- would disappear. As a matter of fact, not only Catalan and Basque nationalisms have not vanished, in fact a brand-new sort of Spanish nationalism has in recent years re-appeared […]