Comment & Opinion - Essays Archive

30 January 2018
Since the Suez crisis of 1956, the United States of America has been widely recognised as the dominant power in the Middle East. For sixty years, this domination has not only…
26 January 2018
The anonymity afforded by early incarnations of the internet posed a substantial threat to conventional models of national sovereignty. Free from restrictions and laws, cyberspace…
14 December 2017
The Ukraine crisis and the subsequent cooling of West-Russia relations has elicited a number of popular arguments as to the trajectory of the relationship, many of which are…
06 October 2017
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 envisages increasing the private sector’s share of economic output to 65%. Output per worker in the non-oil economy must rise by 4% annually…
22 September 2017
Every incoming Secretary-General is expected to make the United Nations (UN) more fit for purpose. The new Secretary-General is no exception with António Guterres under pressure…
19 September 2017
The expansion of multinational pipelines for the transportation of oil and gas has created new opportunities for both cooperation and competition, with implications for stability…
31 August 2017
There is a discourse in Europe’s current academic and political debate about growing Anti-Europeanism linked to Anti-Globalization in the Central Eastern European (CEE)…
21 August 2017
Abstract Whilst much has been written about the use of internet-based viruses as a cyberwarfare weapon to inflict damage on the infrastructure of other countries, one area that…
11 July 2017
The Middle East and North Africa are highly vulnerable to climate change. In the absence of coherent mitigation of and adaptation, climate change will soon exacerbate food and…
15 May 2017
The Trump administration continues to be an administration in transition. It has taken the new President and his entourage a prolonged period of time to settle in. The new…