Politics & Cooperation
What Are the Alternatives with the Disappearence of the Two-State Solution?
The two-state solution as a proposal for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is on the verge of vanishing. Unfortunately, everyone warns that the two-state solution is vanishing without giving an alternative.12 September 2016
Can We Speak of a New Regional Order Driven by the Gulf States after the Arab Spring?
Since the creation of the regional and intergovernmental organism of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Saudi Arabia has played a pivotal role. Its central role in the pact has never been contested, although it inspires fear and mistrust among its members...9 September 2016
Kosovo: Political Evolution and the Negotiations with Serbia
The independence of Kosovo, declared in February 2008, left some loose ends. These are, again, questions of territory and ethnicity; and it is to them that diplomats and commentators alike have since then dedicated most of their attention.7 September 2016
The Impact of the Iran Deal on International Politics in the Middle East
After the P5+1 secured a nuclear agreement with Iran, attention shifted to the implications of the deal for the Middle East region and its security, and prospects for maintaining, perhaps even expanding, the dialogue with Iran.30 August 2016
Reappraisal of the European Neighbourhood Policy
The idea of ensuring greater coherence between the CFSP and the ENP is certainly a good initiative, but it is important to understand that these are two separate policies that are contingent, for instance, on different decision-making procedures.21 August 2016
Is International Diplomacy Overcoming the Deadlock in Libya? Future Scenarios
In the first months of 2016, US, Italian, French and British spokespersons expressed a desire to intervene in Libya. The two main reasons for this urgency include the lack of a political agreement among Libyans and a fear of growing terrorist activit...22 July 2016