In the light of recent developments and with Assad in a position of strength, and Russia in the driving seat, Joris Couvreur looks ahead attempting to outline the way forward considering the interests of the major actors. Will the ceasefire last and will the peace process gain momentum?
The Middle East has always baffled Europeans, but, as Jolyon Howorth explains, five dimensions of regional and international politics are currently ripping apart Syria.
In this article, Joris Couvreur looks at the current state of play in the Syria conflict and argues that control over Syria’s state institutions is more important than seizing territory.
Joris Couvreur looks at what’s at stake for Syrian President Assad with the ongoing military action against ISIS.
In this article, Sven Biscop places the present crisis in Iraq in its regional context and argues that while Iraq was not initially Europe’s war the continent has a stake in resolving it.
In this interview, Daniel Fiott and Alexander Mattelaer talk with General Sir Richard Shirreff, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO.
In this article, Miguel Nunes Silva reappraises the thoughts of Kenneth Waltz on nuclear proliferation and his specific views on the Iranian nuclear debacle.
In this interview, Luis Simón discusses American power, the rise of China, nuclear weapons in the Middle East and European decline with Prof. Kenneth Waltz of Columbia University in New York City.
In this article, Daniel Keohane and Walter Posch look at the EU-led nuclear negotiations with Iran and the prospects of convincing Tehran to resolve suspicions about the peaceful aims of its nuclear programme.