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Playing the long game
Playing a long game: Russia’s war in Ukraine passes two-year mark

WHAT’S HAPPENING? As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its second year, Russian forces have sustained more…

Baku and Brussels post-election: closing “corridors”?
Baku and Brussels post-election: closing “corridors”?

WHAT’S HAPPENING? On February 7, 2024, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev won a snap election to…

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Global development with Chinese characteristics: 10 years of Belt and Road

WHAT’S HAPPENING? Through the BRI framework, Chinese banks have loaned out $1 trillion to developing…

Law and justice in Poland post-“Law and Justice”

WHAT’S HAPPENING? On October 17, the Electoral Commission confirmed the results of an exit poll…

Insight Report: China’s Interest in the Pacific Islands

Foreign Brief Insight Report China and US competition in the Pacific Introduction While the US…

Operation Barkhane
France calls an end to Operation Barkhane and leaves Mali

WHAT’S HAPPENING? French troops have officially withdrawn from Mali, following an inconclusive ten-year-long struggle to…

sri lanka
Budget crunch: Sri Lankan government weighs economy, unrest

WHAT’S HAPPENING? President Ranil Wickremesinghe presented Sri Lanka’s national budget on November 14 for the…

Will price caps sway the public
Protests in Prague: will price caps sway the public?

WHAT’S HAPPENING? On September 3, approximately 70,000 protesters gathered in Prague’s Wenceslas Square to call…

The UAE’s Iranian strategy
The UAE’s Iranian strategy

WHAT’S HAPPENING? The United Arab Emirates has returned its ambassador to Iran for the first…

Eyeing Taiwan: China’s military strategy and trajectory
Eyeing Taiwan: China’s military strategy and trajectory

WHAT’S HAPPENING? China’s growing assertiveness is increasingly backed up by a modern and capable military…