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  • Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Stances: Unpredictability and Neo-isolationism

    Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Stances: Unpredictability and Neo-isolationism

    Donald Trump has won Republican primaries and is likely to be named the party’s official candidate for president of the United States at its convention in July. Polls indicate that he will have formidable chances to beat the Democratic Party...

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  • Not Only Russia: The Mediterranean in the NATO Summit in Warsaw

    Not Only Russia: The Mediterranean in the NATO Summit in Warsaw

    Five new countries of the Middle East will have a permanent representative to NATO: Israel and Jordan are (already members of the Mediterranean Dialogue, Md), Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain (members of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, ICI). The...

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  • China-US Nuclear Security Deal: Collaboration or Balancing?

    China-US Nuclear Security Deal: Collaboration or Balancing?

    China-US, on the sidelines of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit 2016, Washington, issued a Joint Statement, on March 31, 2016 on Nuclear Security Cooperation, continuing the new hope in their relationship that started since signing the...

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  • Modi’s First 24: An International Perspective on Economic Reform

    Modi’s First 24: An International Perspective on Economic Reform

    It has now been two years since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office, following a historic victory for his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the spring 2014 parliamentary election. At the two-year mark, opinion remains divided as to whether he...

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  • Is the World Humanitarian Summit part of Turkey’s Soft Power Strategy?

    Is the World Humanitarian Summit part of Turkey’s Soft Power Strategy?

    The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) may well be a signature initiative of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, designed to create for himself a dynamic, if not dubious, humanitarian legacy, but it could hardly have been more heartily welcomed than...

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  • Political Situation in Brazil

    Political Situation in Brazil

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was suspended from her office as the Brazilian senate voted to impeach her. The Brazilian President has now been relieved of her duties for no less than six months and both houses of the senate voted in favour...

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  • Rome’s Fight for Libyan Grand Bargain

    Rome’s Fight for Libyan Grand Bargain

    Libya has always been among Italy’s priorities in foreign policy, if not the main item on the country’s agenda. The Vienna conference (16th May) was co-chaired by the United States and Italy. The Conference tried to give a new impulse to the...

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  • The Role of Iraq’s Former Regime Elements in Islamic State

    The Role of Iraq’s Former Regime Elements in Islamic State

    Former Baathists—members of the Baath Party that ruled Iraq under Saddam Hussein—including army and security officers, are today the most influential figures in the Islamic State (IS). The opportunism and ideological ambiguity of the former...

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  • PM Modi’s Visit to Brussels: An Assessment

    PM Modi’s Visit to Brussels: An Assessment

    The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, visited Brussels on 30 March 2016 as a part of his three nation tour of Belgium, the US and Saudi Arabia. This was the Prime Minister’s first visit to Belgium since he took office in May 2014. At...

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  • Trump, Ahmadinejad and the Danger of Phony Public Figures

    Trump, Ahmadinejad and the Danger of Phony Public Figures

    On the surface, no two public figures are more different than Donald Trump and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. For one, the Republican frontrunner presidential candidate is tall, large and super rich, while the former president of the Islamic Republic of...

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