Area Studies

The US and the EU are lacking support in many developing and emerging economies

Western industrialized countries are losing important partner countries in the developing and emerging economies. Both the US and the countries of the EU are succeeding less and less in winning allies in international relations. Instead, the BRICS group, which includes the People's Republic of China and Russia, two of the most important adversaries of the West, has surprisingly gained in popularity. The group's recent summit...

By Heribert Dieter
12 September 2023

Regular Publications

Violence and Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, Auto Workers’ Strike in the US, Fighting in Sudan, Another Migrant Crisis in Italy, and the US-Iran Prisoners Exchange

Abigail Miriam Fernandez, Lakshmi Parimal H, Jerry Franklin, Rishika Yadav and Shamini Velayutham  Azerbaijan and Armenia: Another Round of Violence followed by Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh Abigail Miriam Fernandez In the news On 20 September, the Azerbaijan government halted military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh after reaching a ceasefire agreement with ethnic Armenian forces. According to the agreement outlined by Azerbaijan and Russia, the forces are to disband and disarm as...

Weather Anomalies in Europe

The EM August Edition consists of a special cover story on the weather anomalies in Europe, two special briefs on Germany-Russia Relations and Euroscepticism....

Other publications

Sudan: Intense Fighting between the warring sides
On Climate Change, where is Pakistan currently?
Justice Isa: Beginning of a New Era?
“The country is sleepwalking into a human development disaster of serious consequences for its futur
Justice Isa takes oath as the Chief Justice of Pakistan
Germany-Russia Relations: What Next?

NIAS/CSS/CRPR/U/IB/15/2023 NIAS Area Studies Brief No. 61 NIAS Europe Studies 31 July 2023 Russia has emerged as the most divisive issue...

European Union Emissions Trading Scheme: A Prototype for Global Emissions Reduction Mechanism

NIAS/CSS/CRPR/U/IB/14/2023 NIAS Area Studies Brief No. 60 NIAS Europe Studies 26 July 2023 Climate change is one of the major environmental problems...

Euroscepticism Transformed: Italy’s Meloni Seeks to Reform the EU from Within

NIAS/CSS/CRPR/U/IB/13/2023 NIAS Area StudiesBrief No. 59 NIAS Europe Studies 26 July 2023 Since the 2008 financial crisis, there has been a rise...

Trump indictment, Moscow Conference and the Iran-US Prisoner Exchange deal

Trump is indicted yet again: What next for politics in the US? Ankit Singh What happened? On 14 August, Donald Trump with 18 of his associates in...

Haiti's Gang Violence, Venezuelan Migrants and the US, and Global Hunger Index

Madhura Mahesh, Sejal Sharma and Sandeep Ganesh Haiti: Gang violence and beyond In the news On 17 October, the US and Mexican representatives...

Doha Dialogue with the Taliban, Saudi Arabia in Asia and the Crisis in Venezuela

Aparupa Bhattacherjee, Harini Madhusudan & Sourina Bej ISSSP, NIAS Doha Dialogue with the Taliban The US special representative for Afghanistan...

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