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Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

Can Qatar Emerge as a Bridge Between Iran and the GCC?

Days after the solidarity and stability agreement was signed at the annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit (GCC) to end the blockade imposed by  Saudi...
Woman offering tribute to terrorist victims in Stockholm

Deconstructing Recent Jihadi Attacks in Europe

The last couple of months have seen jihadist attacks in France and Austria, generating considerable news coverage and bringing the issue of terrorism back...

What to Expect from India’s Tenure at the United Nations Security Council

India has begun its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) since Jan. 01, 2021, the eighth time...
The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group.

New Cold War at Global Commons: A New U.S. Naval Strategy for the Great...

Although the entire human population lives on lands, more than two-thirds of our planet is covered by oceans. Considering that water constitutes two-thirds of...
Stack of books

Who Doesn’t Like a Good Story? Why Narratives Are Essential in Counter-extremism Efforts

“The human mind is a story processor, not a logic processor. Everyone loves a good story; every culture bathes its children in stories.”, writes...

The Islamic State Since October 2019: The New Caliph and the IS’ Overtures Towards...

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS as it is colloquially known, is now in its new major avatar. The terrorist faction,...
NATO Summit in Brussels

Quo Vadis NATO: A G-30 With Armed Forces?

NATO is currently the only organization in the world that has the capability to conduct military operations effectively. Having managed to remain relevant in...
President Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia (third from left), President Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia-Herzegovina (fourth from left) and President Franjo Tudjman (sixth from left) of Croatia sign the Dayton Accords, 21 November 1995

Bosnia and the Dayton (Dis)agreement: 25 Years Later

The Dayton Peace Agreement, which stopped a bloody three-way civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995) between Muslim Bosniaks, Catholic Croats and Orthodox Serbs,...
US President Elect Joe Biden

Will US-Iran Relations Witness a Change Under a Biden Administration?

On Dec. 21, 2020, Foreign Ministers of countries (France, Germany, the UK, Iran, China and Russia) which are signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of...