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Discussion with Ambassador Alex Rondos, EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa

  In this iteration of the NESA IOR Digital Series, Ambassador Alex Rondos, the European Union’s Special Representative to the Horn of Africa, explores state-level interaction in the Horn of Africa, as well as outside actors’ perception and actions to secure their interests in the region.  While the Horn of Africa is geopolitically significant through Read More >

How to Dull Turkey’s Autocratic Edge

The European Union and the United States face a remarkably similar set of challenges in dealing with Turkey. They both have long-standing relationships with Ankara and important interests at stake in the country’s future. Yet the arrangements that have historically anchored each of their respective ties with Turkey—the promise of Turkey’s eventual EU accession and Read More >

Gulf Politics: The Energy Factor

Few countries in the world can match Iran’s geo-economic and geo-political significance in the global energy markets. The country holds the world’s largest proven natural gas reserves (18.2%) and ranks fourth in oil reserves (9.3%).1 It is a founding member of both the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum Read More >

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