• Politics and Strategy

    On-again, off-again Korean summit

    16 May 2018.  The planned involvement of B-52 bombers and F-22 stealth fighters in US-South Korea military exercises may explain Pyongyang's sudden anger.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Iran nuclear deal on the ropes

    01 May 2018.  Anticipating Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal, Mark Fitzpatrick and Dana Allin look at why the Europeans should strive with all their power to preserve the accord.

  • Politics and Strategy

    On the mountaintop with North Korea

    27 April 2018.  The effusive goals set by the historic North–South Korea summit on 27 April set the stage for the forthcoming US–North Korea summit. Pyongyang’s historic refusal of tight verification measures is but one reason to doubt its fidelity to denuclearisation. Yet there is reason for hope that the upcoming meeting will make further progress towards that end.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Macron, l’américain?

    19 April 2018.  While French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump may be worlds apart, Fabrice Pothier examines the issues on which they share common ground.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Saudi Arabia confronts the ‘new oil regime’

    17 April 2018.  Saudi Arabia may be losing its battle with US shale oil, presenting the Kingdom with an existential challenge.

  • Politics and Strategy

    A large oil and gas discovery in Bahrain

    05 April 2018.  The discovery of large quantities of oil and gas off the coast of Bahrain may alter the country’s economic fortunes.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Putin’s Russia and mine

    16 March 2018.  The Russian president is hoping for high turnout in Sunday’s election, to show the world the strength of his support. But during his time in office, the country has changed.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Nuclear cooperation with Gulf Arabs

    15 March 2018.  A US–Saudi nuclear agreement should not depart from strict non-proliferation standards, argues Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • Politics and Strategy

    What Donald Trump can learn from Napoleon III

    19 February 2018.  For the United States to avoid the fate of France at Sedan, the Trump administration needs clear goals, disciplined policy implementation, an appreciation of US alliances and a much deeper investment in diplomacy.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Does Russia really include limited nuclear strikes in its large-scale military exercises?

    15 February 2018.  Bruno Tertrais questions whether Russia is preparing to use theatre nuclear weapons and highlights the wider significance of its military exercises.

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