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The EU needs a security strategy based on common interests

The EU needs a security strategy based on common interests

FOR SEVERAL months, the European Union has been at work overhauling its defense and security [...]

Fatigue over war in Ukraine may bring accommodation with Russia

Fatigue over war in Ukraine may bring accommodation with Russia

SINCE Ukraine gained independence in 1991, its relations with Russia have never been normal. Major [...]

Economy and wars will soon determine Putin’s future

Economy and wars will soon determine Putin’s future

THE OUTLOOK for Russia this year is more complex and harder to predict than at any point since [...]

Terror, political transitions threaten fast-growing sub-Sahara

Terror, political transitions threaten fast-growing sub-Sahara

SUB-SAHARAN Africa is poised for another year of fast economic growth in 2016. But countries of the [...]

A girl band and North Korea’s alleged hydrogen bomb

A girl band and North Korea’s alleged hydrogen bomb

ON THE morning of January 6, 2016, the people in the Yanbian region of China’s Jilin province felt [...]

Daesh can be rolled back, but not very soon (part 2)

Daesh can be rolled back, but not very soon (part 2)

AS ISLAMIC State begins to lose ground in Syria and Iraq, regional and global powers are trying to [...]

Daesh can be rolled back, but it will not happen soon (part 1)

Daesh can be rolled back, but it will not happen soon (part 1)

THERE is little doubt that Islamic State is here to stay as a headache in the Middle East. The only [...]

Turkey-Russia rivalry adds to the Middle East’s deadly instability

Turkey-Russia rivalry adds to the Middle East’s deadly instability

The war for public opinion over the Middle East is heating up between Moscow and Ankara. Since [...]

Hollande’s make-believe act unlikely to protect France from terror

Hollande’s make-believe act unlikely to protect France from terror

AFTER the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, French President Francois Hollande was [...]

Montenegro’s admission to Nato tips strategic balance in the Adriatic region

Montenegro’s admission to Nato tips strategic balance in the Adriatic region

MONTENEGRO is a small West Balkan country with a big geopolitical impact. It was once in a union [...]

US and EU share interests in the Pacific but their strategies diverge

US and EU share interests in the Pacific but their strategies diverge

THE UNITED States and Europe share compelling interests in the Asia-Pacific region. These include [...]

Rebounding Colombia looks forward to peace and growth

Rebounding Colombia looks forward to peace and growth

OVER the past few years, Colombia has been one of Latin America’s economic success stories. Now, as [...]

Russia pursues two-pronged Syrian strategy

Russia pursues two-pronged Syrian strategy

RUSSIA’S entry into Syria’s increasingly chaotic civil war surprised many, raising the question of [...]

Russia’s intervention tips balance of power for new deal in Syria

Russia’s intervention tips balance of power for new deal in Syria

WHAT will become of Syria in the medium term? After four years of civil war, it is certainly not [...]

Israeli security in 2016: bright spots, dark trends

Israeli security in 2016: bright spots, dark trends

ON THE CUSP of the new year, looking into 2016 is a daunting task for any Israel analyst trying to [...]

Ukraine faces threat from its staunchest defenders

Ukraine faces threat from its staunchest defenders

AS WINTER approaches, stillness has descended on the Donbas battlefield. Ukraine’s embattled [...]

Russia scores diplomatic coups in Ukraine, Iran and Syria

Russia scores diplomatic coups in Ukraine, Iran and Syria

MORE than the United States, China and certainly Europe, Russia pins its ambitions on diplomacy. [...]

Nato considers response to Russia’s covert strategy

Nato considers response to Russia’s covert strategy

NEXT year’s Nato summit in Warsaw will address a serious question: how should the alliance follow [...]

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