Biden and the Middle East

By Annabelle Saba MENA Analyst The relationship between the US and the Middle East has been on a roller coaster ride since 9/11. The American war on terror brought the Middle East under the highest priority of US foreign policy until Trump’s election in 2016. Since, the Middle East started losing priority under Trump’s administrationContinue reading “Biden and the Middle East”

Interview series: International Security in 2021

Unfiltered Voices founder Ilayda Nijhar spoke with Bruno Lete, Senior Security & Defence Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and Board Advisor at Unfiltered Voices, about international security issues for 2021. This interview was conducted remotely on January 19th 2021. – In your opinion, what are the top 3 security issues for 2021? The impactContinue reading “Interview series: International Security in 2021”

US Capitol Attack: What it means going forward

By Ian Teunissen van Manen North America Analyst  The events at the US Capitol building on January 6th will undoubtedly go down as one of the more shameful moments of US history. Horrific scenes of the Confederate flag being flown in the halls of the center of American Democracy will not soon be forgotten, norContinue reading “US Capitol Attack: What it means going forward”

Laundering money in a pandemic: how Covid-19 is transforming the world’s biggest financial crime

By Eray Arda Akartuna Anti-Money Laundering Analyst It is no secret that criminals look for opportunities in every new development – and the coronavirus is no exception. Authorities across the globe have reported surges in Covid-related frauds, including fake charities and scams for ‘miracle cures’.[i] In October, Bloomberg reported that Americans had lost $161m toContinue reading “Laundering money in a pandemic: how Covid-19 is transforming the world’s biggest financial crime”

Human trafficking across the Mediterranean Sea: A new form of slavery?

By Fulya Kocukoglu Human Rights Analyst In recent years, there has been a rapid increase in the migration movement across the Mediterranean Sea that has become one of the most important causes and consequences of the political conflicts of the 21st Century. For more than a decade, the migration flow across the Mediterranean Sea hasContinue reading “Human trafficking across the Mediterranean Sea: A new form of slavery?”

The Arab Peace Deals: Why now and what about the Palestine Cause?

By Annabelle Saba MENA Analyst On the 13th of August 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) became the third Arab country to normalise relations with Israel, after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. A month later, Bahrain also joined the Washington-sponsored deal and the two nations signed the Abraham Accords with Israel on theContinue reading “The Arab Peace Deals: Why now and what about the Palestine Cause?”