The Dirty War on Syria: No Popular Uprising

By Tim Anderson The world has been deceived over the conflict in Syria. It was always a ‘regime change’ dirty war and never a popular...

A Disunited United States: What the 2016 Election Says About America

By Leonard Steinhorn The 2016 election may be focused on the rise of Donald Trump, but the Trump candidacy is possible only because America is...

The Keys to the White House: Forecast for 2016

By Allan J. Lichtman The Keys to the White House, a prediction system that correctly forecasted the outcomes of all eight presidential elections since 1984...

America’s Never-Ending War in the Middle East

By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett While President Obama continues – at least for now – to resist redeploying large numbers of U.S. soldiers...

The New Scramble for Africa

By Pádraig Carmody Something has certainly changed in the intervening years in Africa, and in its relations with the outside world, even if excessive pessimism...

Putin’s Russia: An Exemplary Case of Hyper-Extractive State

By Alexander Etkind Due to Russia’s geographic scale and military might, it amplifies typical problems of many petrostates from Venezuela to Nigeria to Iran....

Refugees and Refugee Crises: Some Historical Reflections

By Peter Gatrell The current Syrian refugee crisis provides an opportunity to look beyond the headlines and to locate it in a broader historical context....

Can Think Tanks Influence Public Opinion and Improve Policy?

By Andrew Selee Think tanks have sprung up throughout the world, trying to generate ideas and analysis that can be useful in public debate and...

Failed Statebuilding versus Peace Formation: The Consequences and Implications over the Last 25 Years

By Oliver P. Richmond Recent years have seen an abundance of foreign intervention to achieve peace and statebuilding.

Duterte’s Global Impact

From the Editors On 1st July 2016, Rodrigo Duterte will begin his term as the President of the Republic of the Philippines. Mr Duterte has formidable...