Strategic Issues

The Balance of Power in South Asia

The nuclear tests conducted by India and Pakistan in May 1998 have had far-reaching implication... more »

Unsuccessful Mediation Efforts in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: A Potential Silver Lining?

Authored by: Gulshan Pashayeva

The Armenian–Azerbaijani dispute over the Nagorno–Karabakh region continues to thre... more »

The Future of political Religious Groups: Insights from The Mirage

Authored by: Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi

In a supplemental analysis to The Mirage, the comprehensive scholarly review of political relig... more »

The Globalization of Terrorism and the Future of the World Order

Authored by: Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE, QC

Since the September 11 attacks, there has been a discernible transformation in the nature and e... more »

The Middle East: Shifting Roles, Interests and Alliances

Authored by: The ECSSR

The research papers contained within this book, which were presented at the ECSSR’s 20th ... more »

Iran and the Gulf: A Search for Stability

Edited By: Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi

This volume presents the research and analyses of internationally recognized scholars ...  more »

The Mirage

Authored by: Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi

The Mirage is an expression of His Excellency Dr. Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi’s perspective th... more »

Iran After the Bomb .. How Would a Nuclear-Armed Tehran Behave?

Authored by: Alireza Nader

A common concern regarding Iran’s potential possession of nuclear weapons is that they wo... more »

Theory and Practice of State Building in the Middle East: A Constitutional Perspective on Iraq and Afghanistan

Authored by: Murat Aslan  -  Mehmet Nesip Ougun

State failure poses a major threat to the established international order. Therefore, the US-le... more »

Iraq on the International Stage ... Foreign Policy and National Identity in Transition

Authored by: Jane Kinninmont  -  Omar Serry

This study aims to shed light on the key actors, processes and narratives that are shaping Iraq... more »

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