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Analysis: In the Middle East, the Biden presidency will impact five key areas

Analysis: In the Middle East, the Biden presidency will impact five key areas

The demise of the Trump administration and the return of Joe Biden to the White House, this time as president, will have more consequences than usual, with immediate changes expected in both the style and substance of leadership. The incoming administration will have a full in-tray of issues that need to be dealt with urgently. When it comes to the Gulf region and the wider Middle East, there will be five areas where important changes are likely.

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From Bethlehem to Rome, subdued Christmas celebrations amidst pandemic lockdown

From Bethlehem to Rome, subdued Christmas celebrations amidst pandemic lockdown

Bethlehem on Thursday ushered in Christmas Eve with a stream of joyous marching bands and the triumphant arrival of the top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land, but few people were there to greet them as the coronavirus pandemic and a strict lockdown dampened celebrations in the traditional birthplace of Jesus.
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GEU Podcast: What's going on with the OSCE? – with Dr Walter Kemp

GEU Podcast: What's going on with the OSCE? – with Dr Walter Kemp

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was established in the 1990s as a multilateral security organisation for Europe and Eurasia. Following an organisational crisis this year, Will Murray speaks to Dr Walter Kemp about the organisation's history and approach to security, and what can be done to ensure its effectiveness going forward.
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NATO Ministers will discuss increased Russian presence, including in Nagorno-Karabakh

NATO Ministers will discuss increased Russian presence, including in Nagorno-Karabakh

Speaking at a press briefing on Monday ahead of the meeting NATO's Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg said Ministers will address Russia military build-up around the Alliance including in Belarus and Nagorno-Karabakh, and what more should be done to respond to Russia’s growing military activity. 
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GEU Podcast: How to deal with China? – with Ardi Bouwers

GEU Podcast: How to deal with China? – with Ardi Bouwers

It's becoming increasingly clear that China is too big to ignore, but how should the EU manage its relationship with this emerging superpower? In this week’s Global Europe Unpacked podcast, Will Murray speaks to sinologist Ardi Bouwers about why a collective EU strategy on China may be necessary.