Pro-regime Militias Are Now the Biggest Obstacle to Ending the Syrian Conflict
If the regime’s backers remain divided, their proxies will continue to spoil the peace, writes Haid Haid.
Chatham House Report
America’s International Role Under Donald Trump
Trump’s personality and style – brash, unpredictable, contradictory and thin-skinned – promises to have a meaningful impact on his engagement in foreign affairs, according to a major new report.
For Armenia, an Alliance That May Be More Trouble Than It’s Worth
Military blocs are supposed to provide security guarantees, but in the Caucasus, the Collective Security Treaty Organization may be inadvertently escalating tensions, writes Anahit Shirinyan.
Trump’s Plans Create Three Major Risks for US Monetary Policy
Donald Trump’s economic policies have the real potential to free up monetary policy and allow the Federal Reserve to normalize interest rates. But traps lie ahead, writes Andrew Rozanov.
Research Papers + Policy Outline
China's ‘Belt and Road’ and the London Market – Next Steps in Renminbi Internationalization
Three new papers explore the feasibility of using China's Belt and Road initiative as a means to expand the use of the renminbi, both in the real economies of Belt and Road host countries and in the London offshore financial market.