Pierre-Olivier Bussieres examines the interplay between trade, smuggling, and migration routes in post-Gaddafi Libya.
Author: Pierre-Olivier Bussieres
Examining ISIS’s Chances of Success in Afghanistan
As a result of increased political instability in Afghanistan, a window of opportunity has opened for ISIS. Pierre Olivier-Bussieres asseses the conditions Afghanistan has provided for ISIS to successfully operate within the region.
Geopolitics of the Dissatisfied
Has the Caucasus region created fertile ground for ISIS recruits? Pierre-Olivier Bussieres examines how dissent has led to radicalization in a complex, vulnerable region.
Russia, ISIS and the West: Spoiling Tactics
The current streak of terrorist attacks in Europe has triggered a dissent within the EU. Pierre-Olivier Bussieres analyzes how Europe’s political divide will benefit Russia.
The Black Sea Divide: The Importance of NATO in Eastern Europe
What are the underlying divisions between states in the Black Sea region? Pierre-Olivier Bussieres explores the economic reasons for Romania and Bulgaria’s disagreements over a proposal to create a joint NATO Black Sea naval force and what it says about European integration.
Back to the Caucasus: A Resurging Crossroads for NATO
Looking beyond the Nabarno-Karabagh conflict, Pierre-Olivier Bussieres examines the latest developments in the Caucasus region and how they may affect South-Eastern European Security.
Rise of Uber-Warfare: The Acceleration of History through Military Technologies
What do autonomous weapon systems mean for the future of warfare? Pierre-Olivier Bussieres examines how new technologies are changing the very definition of war.
Resource Wars: Actors, Stakes, and What to Expect for the Coming Years
Terrorist organizations are increasingly converting to racketeering and rent-seeking, essentially disputing governments’ key role in distributing resources. Pierre-Olivier Bussieres discusses the security implications of price volatility in natural resources.
Building Unity in the Middle East: Can the Gulf Cooperation Council be a Force for Change?
Is the Gulf Cooperation Council building unity and stability in the Middle East? Pierre-Olivier Bussieres looks at the history, problems, and future prospects of the GCC and why it matters.
NATO’s Next Warsaw Summit: The Price of Expansion
What are NATO’s responses to threats in its Eastern Flank? Pierre-Olivier discusses the two major expectations from the Warsaw summit, and the implications for collective security at a time of renewed antagonism between Russia and the United States.