03 Apr 2024
Photo’s source: https://neighbourhood-enlargement.ec.europa.eu/; the flags of Egypt and EU   The European Union on Sunday, March 17 (2024) announced a €7.4 billion aid package for cash-strapped Egypt due to rising fears of influx of migrants to Egypt escaping the Israeli bombardment i
15 Mar 2024
Introduction Late 2023 shook up the Middle East, as the Hamas attack on Israel and the continuous war in Gaza proceeded. As such, the illusion of regional stability faded. Not only did this war catalyze further regional polarization, it also got third party actors involved. Among others, the Houthi
27 Feb 2024
Photo: The Group of International Experts participated at the Sixth Baghdad International Dialogue Conference    On February 24 and 25, 2024, MEPEI’s President Flavius CABA-MARIA participated in the Sixth Baghdad International Dialogue “Exploring Connectivity – Iraq as a Regional H
19 Feb 2024
PREAMBLE i. The interest in a "new architecture" of security implies the recognition that there was also an "old architecture" which is no longer available and usable. ii.  This remark imposes two questions, namely: What did the old architecture look like? Why did this ancient architecture di
20 Jan 2024
Photo’s Source: PBS.org, Russian president Vladimir Putin attends remotely the BRICS summit in August 2023   Introduction On January 1, 2024, Russia took over the rotating chairmanship of BRICS, which is under the motto Strengthening Multilateralism for Equitable Global Development
11 Jan 2024
Source: Youtube.com   On January 1st, 2024, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Iran and Ethiopia became full members of the BRICS. Since then, the BRICS countries have had 10 full member states. This shows both the attractiveness of the BRICS countries to the world and the co