Insights

Insights

Insight 219: Singapore in the Global Energy Transition

03 Dec 2019

For decades, Singapore has been a premier refinery hub and gatekeeper between Asia and the Middle East, but its position is increasingly threatened...

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Insights: The Vietnam & Arab–Israeli Conflicts

25 Nov 2019

International Legal Migrations, Comparisons & Connections The wars fought in Vietnam and the Middle East in the 1960s and early 1970s were not just...

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Insight 218: Shelter Theory and Iceland: Options for a Small State

18 Nov 2019

In February 2019, the Middle East Institute organised a workshop titled “The Statecraft of Small States: Foreign Policy and Survival Strategies” to examine...

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Insight 217: Creation of National Security in Small States

05 Nov 2019

A Comparative Study of Qatar, the UAE and Singapore Small states have a hard time in the international system because of their lack...

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Insight 216: Conflict in the Persian Gulf is Still Possible, and Asia Should be Prepared

30 Oct 2019

Without a unifying security and trade framework, the absence of a concerted Asian response to the recent attacks on Saudi Arabia oil facilities...

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Insight 215: Iran–Saudi Ties: Can History Project Their Trajectory?

22 Oct 2019

This study examines external realities that Iran and Saudi Arabia have shared throughout their diplomatic history, particularly how the continuity of the specific...

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Insight 214: Turkey Has Forced Syrian Rebels into a Dangerous Liaison with the Assad Regime

17 Oct 2019

By Haid Haid   Abandoned by their American allies, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been left with one option: doing a deal with...

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Insight 213: Qatari Foreign Policy and the Exercise of Subtle Power

08 Oct 2019

Small states are generally assumed to be on the receiving end of power in the international arena rather than a source of it....

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Insight 212: The Attack on Saudi Aramco Threatens the Global Economy; So Why Aren’t the Asian Big Players Doing More for Gulf Security?

02 Oct 2019

By Hasan Alhasan   While the world fixates on the West’s response to the 14 September attack on Saudi Aramco, the oil giant’s...

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Insight 211: Engaged Small Neutral States

24 Sep 2019

In February 2019, the Middle East Institute organised a workshop titled “The Statecraft of Small States: Foreign Policy and Survival Strategies” to examine...

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