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This programme will look at European involvement and position in the global and regional levels with special focus on the security and defence policies of European countries like UK, Germany, France and the efforts of major multilateral institutions such as NATO and the EU. Key issues include EU relations with Russia, EU foreign policy, migration, the role of Germany as a global player, the future of Greece, and UK membership to the EU.
The Middle East Programme will cover issues and developments in the countries of the region like Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Syria, Libya, Israel, and Yemen which are undergoing rapid political transformation impacting the political and security situation of the region and beyond. Key issues include the Syrian conflict, the war against the Islamic State (IS), Iran nuclear programme, Iran-Saudi relations, Israel/Palestine conflict, and U.S./Russian foreign policy in the region. The programme will follow closely the internal political developments as well as the regional political scenario of the above countries.