Middle East


UN Security Council: Thank you, next

Is the UN Security Council a dysfunctional dinosaur? Over a prolonged period, it has failed to grapple successfully with numerous transnational challenges. Michael Sanfey, Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre, argues that the UNSC has had its day and needs to be replaced by something new.

Vaccine diplomacy—the best first move for the Biden administration to reset relationships

President-elect Joe Biden has plenty of diplomatic issues to tackle in his approaching tenure as the 46th President of the United States. While some tout the importance of immediate steps to signify America’s renewed embrace of “values and democracy”, Nicholas Noe suggests starting with a more pragmatic and inclusive approach: “vaccine diplomacy”.

The Challenges of the Afghan Peace Talks

Although the Intra-Afghan peace talks are a significant step towards a resolution of a forty-year-long war, challenges remain as violence continues and both sides not only have drastically opposing views but also face internal divisions.

The imminent risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East

The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East is a serious security problem for the entire world. In this article, EUI Ph.D. candidate in Political and Social Sciences Adérito Vicente lays out the likely scenarios regarding the presence of weapons of mass destruction in the region.