Politics

Elections and Unification Talks in Cyprus
Elections and Unification Talks in Cyprus

After the October elections in Northern Cyprus, the vision of a federation of Greeks and Turks is off the table. This is the story of how the opportunity to unite the Mediterranean island has been missed.

Sinjar Caught in the Crossfire
Iraq, Sinjar and the Militias

As Iraqi militia groups vie for military and political ascendency throughout the country, the vulnerable northern region of Sinjar presents an opportunity to gain the upper hand.

Organisierte Kriminalität in der Türkei
Organised Crime in Turkey

The top dogs of the Turkish underworld can be found at the nexus of the country’s governmental and security elite. Pushing drugs has never been so political.

The Foreign Policy of Saudi Arabia and the UAE
The Foreign Policy of Saudi Arabia and the UAE

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are reaching for the clouds, but will the recent coronavirus pandemic and economic slowdown send their foreign policy ambitions plummeting back to Earth?

Kuwait at the Crossroads
Succession in Kuwait

The death of Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah comes at a difficult time for the small Gulf country. Economic crisis, disputes within the ruling family and of course Covid-19 mean that the Emir’s successor takes power at a critical moment.