Analysis

Analysis

Boris Johnson and the UK's Security Legacy

Boris Johnson and the UK's Security Legacy

Aside from the chaos and scandal that characterised Boris Jhonson’s time in power, there is a deeper legacy of his tenure as Britain’s prime minister: He severely weakened his country’s…
Boris Johnson and the UK's Security Legacy

Boris Johnson and the UK's Security Legacy

Aside from the chaos and scandal that characterised Boris Jhonson’s time in power, there is a deeper legacy of his tenure as Britain’s prime minister: He severely weakened his country’s…
The threat from China: Japan’s role in global security

The threat from China: Japan’s role in global security

In the past 50 years, three Japanese presidents—Nakasone Yasuhiro (1982–87), Koizumi Junichiro (2001–06), and Abe Shinzo—have emerged as independent world…
Chinese and Indian markets welcome Russian oil

Chinese and Indian markets welcome Russian oil

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on BRICS leaders to cooperate in the face of selfish acts from the…
Turkey's military operations in northern Syria

Turkey's military operations in northern Syria

At the end of last month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that his country would soon launch a new…
The future of UK-Russia relations

The future of UK-Russia relations

Foreign Minister Liz Truss said on Tuesday that the UK government is determined to impose additional sanctions on Russia and…
Interpol’s emirati head has still not resigned

Interpol’s emirati head has still not resigned

In November 2021, Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi was elected president of Interpol for a four-year term. Human rights groups have accused…

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Canada’s Arctic foreign policy

Canada’s Arctic foreign policy

Canada‘s national identity, prosperity, security, values and interests are all centered on the Arctic. The Canadian Arctic encompasses 40% of…
Will Sweden and Finland join NATO? 

Will Sweden and Finland join NATO? 

Putin’s ruthless drive to keep Ukraine out of NATO has, inadvertently, increased the military alliance’s popularity among other potential members.…
War in Ukraine: Security, trade and oil

War in Ukraine: Security, trade and oil

While the US was seeking to generate international support for Ukraine and contain a jump in oil prices, the White…
Why did Putin invade Ukraine?

Why did Putin invade Ukraine?

There are many questions that may be asked about Putin’s invasion of its sovereign neighbour, Ukraine, not least why? In…
Has Putin overplayed his hand in Ukraine?

Has Putin overplayed his hand in Ukraine?

Vladimir Putin has long harboured grievances against the West that have fuelled his “revanchist” foreign policy. This is no secret.…
Security concerns shape China’s cautious approach to the Taliban

Security concerns shape China’s cautious approach to the Taliban

In contrast to most western states, China is typically prepared to openly work with any government regardless of how it…
Natural disasters and small island developing states: The case of the Pacific Ocean

Natural disasters and small island developing states: The case of the Pacific Ocean

Climate change and natural disasters pose a significant threat to small island states. Natural disasters have caused US$3 billion in…
Natural disasters and small island developing states: Future goals

Natural disasters and small island developing states: Future goals

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) share similar sustainable development challenges, such as limited land mass and arable land, fragile natural…
Why the F-35 deal between the US and UAE was suspended

Why the F-35 deal between the US and UAE was suspended

In December 2021, the UAE informed the US that it would suspend talks to acquire F-35 fighter jets as part…