Blindsided – The United States and North African Unrest
For the last fifty years, U.S. foreign policy vis-à-vis Arab and Middle Eastern nations has been dominated by two big issues: the Israeli state and secure access to oil. Even if the United States is today much less dependant on oil from autocratic regimes in the region, the events of September 9, 2001 made the Arab and Islamic nations the key issue of U.S. foreign policy. In no particular order it meant Iran, Iraq and of course Israel/Palestine. Developments in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya during recent weeks have turned the table and forced the U.S. (and the European Union) into ad hoc crisis management.
India-Japan-Philippines: A Strategic Maritime Trilateral or More?
Regional states like India, Japan, and the Philippines have been seeking cooperative solutions with other middle powers that can both counter the Chinese influence and fulfill other economic as well […]
What I heard in Munich: Europe gets a brutal awakening- Anna Wieslander
The recipe of the day at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) was to strengthen “the European pillar” in NATO, a concept that has been floated for many years but with […]
IN DEFENSE OF THE LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL ORDER
In recent years, the geopolitical fight for global economic, diplomatic, and institutional control has acutely intensified, accentuating the crisis in the existing post-World War II Liberal International Order (LIO), championed […]
ISDP Annual Report 2023
ISDP’s Annual Report for the year 2023. We look back on 2023, a year in which tensions and conflicts captured the strategic space in ISDP’s focus areas, making headlines around […]
The Quad and Submarine Cable Protection in the Indo-Pacific: Policy Recommendations
This policy brief analyzes the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) initiative on submarine cables in the Indo-Pacific and offers a timely roadmap as to how best to protect them. It first […]