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  • 2020 - THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE MENA REGION

    2020 - THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND THE MENA REGION

    Philippe FOLLIOT (France)

    THE COURSE OF COVID-19 IN THE MENA REGION

    COVID-19 first appeared in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region in January 2020 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Since then the number of reported cases…

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  • 2020 - COVID-19 AND TRANSATLANTIC SECURITY

    2020 - COVID-19 AND TRANSATLANTIC SECURITY

    Lord CAMPBELL OF PITTENWEEM (United Kingdom)

    “A global pandemic is not a question of if, but when and how bad”. Variations of this statement have over the years been repeated by countless health experts, yet when in late 2019 a novel coronavirus  emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan, much of the world found…

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  • 2020 - THE RISE OF CHINA: IMPLICATIONS FOR GLOBAL AND EURO-ATLANTIC SECURITY

    2020 - THE RISE OF CHINA: IMPLICATIONS FOR GLOBAL AND EURO-ATLANTIC SECURITY

    Gerald E. CONNOLLY (United States)

    The rapid rise of the People’s Republic of China in the last part of the 20th century and early decades of the 21st century represents a paradigm shift in global affairs comparable in magnitude to the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

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  • 2020 - THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    2020 - THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    Christian TYBRING-GJEDDE (Norway)

    The global community is currently undergoing the most consequential pandemic since the outbreak of Spanish influenza in 1918-19. Pandemics, however, are not as rare as many have thought. Indeed, there have been four major pandemics over the last 120 years when flu…

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  • 2020 - CHINA'S BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE: A STRATEGIC AND ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT

    2020 - CHINA'S BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE: A STRATEGIC AND ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT

    Christian TYBRING-GJEDDE (Norway)

    In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced perhaps the most ambitious investment and infrastructure programme ever conceived. The ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) has since become the boldest expression yet of China’s global economic, diplomatic, and strategic…

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  • 2020 - URBAN WARFARE

    2020 - URBAN WARFARE

    Philippe MICHEL-KLEISBAUER (France)

    Urbanisation is one of the most prevalent global trends of the 21st century. Already today an estimated 55% of the world’s population live in urban areas. According to the 2016 United Nations World Cities report, two-thirds of the global population will live in cities…

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  • 2020 - DEVELOPMENT AND SECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE SAHEL REGION

    2020 - DEVELOPMENT AND SECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE SAHEL REGION

    Ahmet Berat CONKAR (Turkey)

    Despite significant efforts to stabilise the Sahel region, which stretches from Mauritania to Sudan and is home to 150 million people the security situation there is deteriorating. Insecurity is escalating and spreading across porous borders with dramatic repercussions for the region’s…

    Mediterranean and Middle East Reports (GSM)

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