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Weekly International
Press Brief
14 - 18 : I : 2019



Brexit Showdown

Brexit: Can Parliament Take Control?

The Implications of No-Deal Brexit: Is The European Union Prepared?

Brexit's Impact on Europe's East

North Korea & International Security

A Window into Kim’s Nuclear Intentions? A Closer Look at North Korea’s Yongbyon Offer

The EU’s role in stabilising the Korean Peninsula

Iran Nuclear Deal

On Thin Ice: The Iran Nuclear Deal at Three

Why Iran Waits

20 years in the Euro

The euro as an international currency

The Euro At 20 And The Futures Of Europe

Spain’s 20 years in the euro: a beneficial straitjacket


Hotel Attack in Nairobi Demonstrates Regional Threat Posed by Al-Shabab

Circle of Deceit

Conditions in Mosul Ripen for Return of Islamic State

Great Powers

Xi Jinping Will Give Donald Trump a Victory on Trade

Russia and the European Union in Eulerian Circles of “Europe”


The real threat the government shutdown poses for the American economy

America’s Strategic Options in the Middle East

American Extremism Has Always Flowed from the Border

Trump’s Asia Policy and the Concept of the “Indo-Pacific”

The Geopolitics of America’s New Africa Strategy


Getting the China Challenge Right

Explaining China’s Latest Catch in Africa

President XI's Surveillance State


Russia’s Pessimistic Prospects for 2019

How to Hit Russia Where It Hurts: A Long-Term Strategy to Ramp Up Economic Pressure

Negotiations on Kosovo 2019 — Opportunities and Limitations for Russia

Modernizing the Masses: Russia’s People vs Putin

European Union

Non-euro Countries in the EU after Brexit

How Populism Spills Over Into Foreign Policy

Guns, engines and turbines – The EU’s hard power in Asia

Middle East

The Domestic-Regional Nexus in Turkey’s Counterterrorism Policy

Five Steps to Save Yemen’s Stockholm Agreement

The Golan Heights Should Stay Israeli Forever

Latin America

México: las políticas militares heredadas continúan

Venezuela between question marks

Here’s Why Colombia Opened Its Arms to Venezuelan Migrants—Until Now


Indonesia’s elections: identity politics and olive branches

Philippine Politics Under Duterte: A Midterm Assessment

Nagaland’s Time: A States-Led Effort To Resolve The Naga Conflict

The 2018 Malaysian General Election: The Return of Mahathir and the Exit of UMNO


Georgia and Black Sea security

Can Russia and the EU Overcome Their Differences in the Balkans?

The EU’s re-engagement with the Western Balkans: A new chapter long overdue


Taking Stock of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan

Its own worst enemy? The Ugandan government is taking desperate measures to control rising dissent

Can Ad Hoc Security Coalitions in Africa Bring Stability?

Foresight Africa: Top priorities for the continent in 2019


The Bosnia Boondoggle: This Is Why Sarajevo Can't Join NATO 

International Order

The uses of history in international society: from the Paris peace conference to the present

A Time For Positive-Sum Power

The Authoritarian-Populist Wave, Assertive China and a Post-Brexit World Order

1919-2019: How to Make Peace Last? European Strategy and the Future of the World Order

Transitional Justice

Truth First, Reconciliation Later

Democracy Crisis

Democracy’s "Near Misses"

Is Democracy the Problem?

How Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping Repression

Authoritarian Persistence

Restoration, Transformation and Adaptation: Authoritarianism after 2011 in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran

International Economy

10 predictions for the global economy in 2019

Peace & War

The Use of Smart Pressure to Resolve Civil Wars

Inclusive constitution making in fragile and conflict-affected states


Fukuyama Was Right (Mostly) 

Books & Reviews

> The Central Asian Economies in the Twenty-First Century: Paving a New Silk Road [chapter 1]

Can Americans Get Along?

Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order

Return of the Strongmen

The Many Lives of Liberalism

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