TRENDS IN TERRORISM: WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON IN 2020

Source: Colin P. Clarke (Colin P. Clarke is a non-resident Senior Fellow in the National Security Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), a Senior Research Fellow at The Soufan Center, and an adjunct senior political scientist at RAND-

U.S. MILITARY FOOTPRINT IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Bases, ports and other installations where U.S. troops are stationed or where U.S. military personnel pass through. Troop numbers are approximate. They do not reflect deployment in recent days.

WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP FOR IRAN?

The entire region is bracing itself for what Iran will do in response to the deadly strike that took out their men. There are several possible Iranian answers to Solemani’s assassination, including not to do anything for the time being to maintain some level of plausible deniability for anything they want to do in the future. Iranians will respond on their own timetable. They are big fans of being patient. The country could do a lot of damage. Here are some potential targets for retaliation by Iran:

COMING UP IN 2020

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM EUROPEAN POLITICS IN 2020

Source: The Spectator

1. Brexit – or at least a ‘beta version’ of it – will happen

THE WORLD IN 2020: WHAT TO EXPECT?

.Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

SUBVERTING THE ART OF DIPLOMACY

Author: Selman Özdan

Bullshit and lies can undermine the art of diplomacy, putting in peril the relationships between states and the role of diplomats in honestly and frankly conveying information to their governments.

POLISH FOREIGN POLICY STRATEGY

1. Alliances

Tasks:

THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS IN BUSINESS STRATEGY

The potential business impact from government and regulatory intervention is significant. Depending on the industry, it can account for between 30-50 percent of a company’s EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization).

THE ART OF DIPLOMACY

Author: Selman Özdan 

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