Dangers of a Declining Global Power

by Graham E. Fuller Much has been written about the dangers and challenges posed by China as a rising global power. Indeed, historians speak of generic tensions between rising powers and status quo powers that have often led to war.… Continue Reading  

Can Turkey Survive Erdogan?

by Graham E. Fuller On 7 June Turkey’s democratic system will be deeply tested in a fateful parliamentary election; at stake is preservation of rule of law and liberal democracy against an increasingly authoritarian-minded President. Bottom line: if President Erdo?an’s… Continue Reading  

Does Iran Control Iraq?

by Graham E. Fuller Saudi, Israeli and US neoconservative voices warn us tirelessly that Iran’s imperial sway has now come to dominate the governments of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and now Yemen, and still threatens Bahrain.

Saudi Arabia—This is Leadership?

by Graham E. Fuller President Obama has good reason to try to reassure GCC leaders this week at Camp David that America has not abandoned them; they represent an important economic force. But they cannot, as constituted, represent a positive… Continue Reading  

The Global Crisis of Refugees

by Graham E. Fuller The latest heart-wrenching images of desperate refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean for life and livelihood have finally sparked broader EU awareness of a shared problem. But it’s not just about the EU; it’s a global problem,… Continue Reading