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International Outlook for 2017 Technology and infrastructure

2017 Preview: Cyber power presents new prospects and perils

Cyber power presents new risks to global politics, security, and commerce. Analyzing the cyber threat environment is crucial to contain risks in 2017.

2016 in Review Middle East/North Africa Security

Trends of 2016: Despite a neighborhood on fire, Jordan remains stable

As the media focuses on the many crises in the Middle East, Jordan’s capacity to endure the instability next door is noteworthy. Yet the Hashemite Kingdom faces tough challenges at home and abroad that make its future precarious.

Middle East/North Africa Politics Power Brokers

The young emir: Emir Tamim and Qatar’s future

With Emir Tamim – the youngest head of state in the Middle East – Qatar aims to rapidly expand and diversify its economy while tempering its foreign policy. Across the

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Jordan-EU trade deal may benefit economy and refugee crisis

The recent trade deal between Jordan and the EU is a bold proposal to attract foreign capital and employ Syrian refugees.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Egypt—IMF talks: Good goals, risky business

Securing the IMF loan is a positive development for Egypt. However, there are numerous obstacles and risks associated with implementing the IMF program.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Cybersecurity in Saudi Arabia calls for clear strategies

When it comes to cyberattacks, Saudi Arabia is the most targeted country in the Middle East. While cybersecurity is improving, clear strategies are absent.