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Issue19 CHACR GAP Briefing Secterianism in the Middle East

Sectarianism in the Middle East

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Sectarianism is frequently applied as a framework to understand developments across the Middle East, particularly in the ten-sions between Iran and Saudi Arabia that...

Iran’s Islamic Republic and its Conception of Victory

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This article is based on Dr Aelius Parchami’s presentation at the ‘Non-Western Views of Winning’ Study Day held at Robertson house on Monday 7th...

Shifting Great Power Positions in Syria

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The Turkish offensive against Kurdish-led administrations in northeast Syria resulted in Russia to emerge as the real power broker. Once the US was out...

Re-Thinking Deterrence

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Deterrence by punishment has served Western countries well. With the exception of a small number of cases, since the end of World War II...

Nuclear Arms Control in the Age of Twitter: Decoding Current US policies

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Only 18 months into his Presidency and nuclear arms control has become a defining feature of Donald Trump’s Administration. On May 8, 2018, he...

Russian ‘Active Measures’

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For many in America, Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election surfaced the term "active measures" for the first time. Europeans were more familiar...

Bosnia and Herzegovina: The ‘Dayton’ constitutional order under threat?

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The people of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) head to the polls on 7th October 2018 for what is shaping up to be the most...

Saudi Arabia: Historic Changes, Old Challenges

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The rapid ascension to power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud is unprecedented in the modern history of the Kingdom...

Seeing Iraq Through to the Finish

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There is a path to success in Iraq. The international coalition's legacy could be a stable and secure regional ally. But the defeat of...

The Cyprus Issue: What is Next?

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For over fifty years, the Cyprus Problem has been a byword for an intractable ethnic conflict. Despite many efforts to broker an agreement, the...