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Asia Pacific Politics

Australia’s election sparks political and economic uncertainty

With an increasingly possible hostile Senate and party infighting, many are wondering whether this government will be able to create the stability the Australian economy needs.

Middle East/North Africa

Four effects of Brexit on the Middle East

Although far removed from the chaos that is going on in Europe and the UK, the effects of the Brexit vote will have a ripple effect in the MENA region.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Davutoglu’s resignation sparks uncertainty for Turkey

Only one thing is sure now after Davutoglu’s resignation: in Turkey, it is Erdoğan who holds all the cards.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Turkey’s new Central Bank Governor must walk political minefield

New Central Bank Governor Çetinkaya faces political pressure to cut interest rates while trying to reduce Turkey’s high inflation.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Iran’s re-entry into the global economy: An interview with Chris Parker

Chris Parker, MBE, is the CEO of Iran Business Hub, a London-registered, international, British and Iranian partnership that specializes in large corporate entry into Iran. The Iran Business Hub provides

Middle East/North Africa Security

The ‘pakistanization’ of Turkey

After the bombings in Ankara and Istanbul over the last week, it is hard to see Turkey as the economic and the democratically prosperous country it once was. Rather, with

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Zaman seizure threatens press and economic freedom

It is no secret that Turkey has seen a worrying decline in Press freedom in the last several years. The seizure of Zaman (one of the more critical media outlets

Middle East/North Africa Security

The refugee crisis: A mirror into Turkey’s growing instability

The Syrian crisis has shaken the foundations of the ‘European’ Project and polarized the European community. However, the continent is dealing with a small number of refugees in comparison to

Economics Middle East/North Africa Power Brokers

Sultan Qaboos and the Omani Economy

A GRI Power Brokers feature on Sultan Qaboos of Oman. In a region torn by war and civil strife, it is sometimes difficult to look at those political and economic

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Saudi Arabia budget 2016: domestic and regional effects

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has released their budget forecasts for the next financial year, and the numbers are worrying. The oil-dependent economy has run a record deficit of around