Energy As the Main Drive of Qatari Policy



Qatar is one of the smallest countries in the world with approximately a quarter million of native population. Despite these geographical and demographic limitations, Doha has established itself as a major player on both regional and international scenes. A major …

Putin at War in Syria



Russian President Vladimir Putin has jumped from one foreign policy adventure to the next. In 2014, he ordered the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea. Throughout that year,and on into 2015,he over saw a clandestine war in eastern Ukraine, backing Russian proxies …

Violence Against Women in Egypt



At the political level, Egyptian women have always been warring for their rights since the rise of the political currents In order to prove their political existence. The political arena is considered the most prominent fields where women have been …

The Role of Russia in Syria



The partial Russian military pull-out from Syria announced by President Vladimir Putin on March 14 continues to generate considerable commentary. Three interpretations stand out. The first sees Putin as cutting Russian losses, a view echoed by members of the Syrian

Helping Foreign Embassies Access Congress



For embassies navigating the Capitol Hill gauntlet, the experience can be byzantine and opaque.

The congressional landscape is dotted by small and autonomous fiefdoms. Staff turnover is high. Institutional memories are low. Couple this with the reality that diplomats steadily …