From a local southern Lebanese guerrilla force to a huge regional player, Hezbollah has made many friends and foes. It’s implications for the Lebanese state, to states where similar replica are now emerging, the militia force has come to represent a rising theme and issue in the Middle East: the militia and it’s parallel state.
The future of the Middle East and the secret to ensuring a truly balanced power structure does not occur by simply breaking up the region into spheres of influence, or by turning it into a zero-sum game.
European energy security policy reached a milestone in early June when the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP, after its Turkish initials) was opened. As the name indicates, the pipeline runs east-west across Turkey (1,850 kilometres) from the Georgian to the Greek border. It will carry, in the first instance, natural gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah […]
This podcast is the fourth and final part in a series on “A Shifting Global Economy,” which engages our researchers in International Business and Economics on changes in the global economy driven by political, social, technological and other global trends. You can check out Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. Listen as our analysts talk […]
Aidan Simardone explores the ongoing political crisis in Macedonia, its ramifications, and how countries in the Euro-Atlantic should respond.
Tensions between countries are rising amidst North Korea’s latest missile launches. China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States are concerned about the blatant disregard North Korea is showing. Mitchell Haid discusses the most recent proceedings happening on the Korean Peninsula and how each country is reacting.
What is the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers? Mary Zelenova explores the organization’s role in fostering allied interoperability among NATO members.