Scenarios for Algeria
4 September 2018
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Algeria after Bouteflika
After nearly two decades under the leadership of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria will face several challenges when he ultimately leaves office. The new era will come at a time when Algeria’s economic, energy, and security situations are also in transition. As the country is an important regional actor on terrorism ...
Teresa Nogueira Pinto
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Over the past 25 years Mongolia has benefited substantially from its ‘multi-pillar’ foreign policy. The country prioritised relations with its two powerful neighbours – Russia and China – creating a geopolitical context that has enhanced its security and economic growth. At the same time, Mongolia developed the concept of ‘third ...
Beijing’s sway over Thailand grows
Since Thailand’s May 2014 coup, China’s influence in the country has increased at the expense of Bangkok’s long-standing alliance with the United States. China’s success is rooted in its nonideological foreign policy, as well as increasing economic and political leverage. Looking forward, economic, historical, cultural, geographic and political factors all ...
Russia and Turkey after the coup
Turkey’s savage crackdown after the failed July 16 coup has imperiled its ties with the EU and NATO. The main beneficiary is Russia, where Vladimir Putin has long managed problems similar to those faced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Belarus on the brink
The signs are accumulating that President Alexander Lukashenko's days as the ruler of Belarus are numbered. His present pro-Western tilt is a desperate attempt to rescue an economy in free fall. Since the opposition is too weak to bring him down, the main question is whether Mr. Lukashenko will be ...
Dr. Pawel Kowal