From Cold War to Civil War: 75 Years of Russian-Syrian Relations
Research This paper seeks to focus on the Russian-Syrian relationship through a largely chronological description of its evolution up to the present day, with additional thematically organised material on Russia’s current role in Syria.
The EU as a Global Actor: A new conceptualisation four decades after ‘actorness’
Research In this paper, the authors build a holistic model for understanding and predicting changes in the EU’s ‘actor capacity’, in the generalising spirit of the original actorness approach with a new set of dynamic and integrated components that emphasize a previously missing variable: EU performance.
Myanmar in transition: China, conflict, and ceasefire economies in Kachin State
Research This paper describes how the Myanmar government’s attempts to root out discontent by economic means paradoxically led to the emergence of a vocal civil society able to disrupt and contest not only the state, but also its powerful neighbour, China.