GIS Reports

Cross-Strait relations in the Lai era

On May 20, Lai Ching-te was inaugurated as Taiwan's new president, prompting significant military drills by Beijing around the island three days later.

The U.S. perspective on Black Sea security

In recent years, the Black Sea has emerged from relative obscurity to a focal point of strategic interest, prompting renewed attention from the United States.

Managing global supply chains in a turbulent world

Since the onset of Covid-19 four years ago, the disruption to global supply chains has been a constant challenge.

Libya’s uphill struggle to attract oil investment

Libya, once a major player in global oil markets, faces challenges in realizing its oil potential due to a tumultuous history characterized by political instability, sanctions, and civil unrest.

Israel divides the Middle East

In the Middle East, a complex power struggle is underway among three key states: Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, all with varying degrees of hostility towards Israel.

Once again, Pacific security is Japan’s priority

Japan, emerging from World War II, embraced post-war reconstruction and economic development, relying on the security umbrella provided by the United States.

Somalia at a critical juncture

Somalia held indirect presidential elections in May 2022, electing Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, which led to the country's accession to the East African Community (EAC) in December 2023.

How terrorism threatens the future of Mozambique

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi announced the death of terrorist leader Bonomade Machude Omar, also known as Ibn Omar or Abu Suraka, during a state visit by his Cuban counterpart. However, Nyusi..

The Wagner Group’s Web in Libya

Russia has developed a complex network of influence in Libya through the Wagner group and will likely keep using private military actors to maintain its leverage.

Only two scenarios for Russia’s war against Ukraine

There can be no such thing as a “draw” to resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Any outcome other than victory for the Ukrainians, as they define it, will be a victory for the Kremlin.