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Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Location, Location, Location: UAE upping Somalia trade links amidst resurgent piracy threat

Despite the return of piracy off Somalia’s coasts in 2017, the UAE and others continue to bank on the region, sinking millions into new infrastructure.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Three reasons to keep an eye on Tangier, Morocco

Tangiers shows promising growth prospects with the development of the Tanger Med Port, a revival of the old medina, and plans to boost tourism.

Europe Politics

The Cyprus reunification talks are progressing

After one and a half years of negotiations, the talks for the reunification of Cyprus have started to see some progress.

North America Politics

The New York bombing: Repercussions on political and social discourse

September’s New York bombing increases the risk of Islamophobia and has potential impacts on the presidential race.

Brexit Europe

Brexpats after Brexit: Impacts for British Expats in Europe

Britain claims a sizable expat population abroad. If London adheres to leaving the European Union (EU), how would Brexpats (British expats) be affected?

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Strategically located, unhappily isolated: the future of Eritrea’s regional standing

On 12 June, a serious confrontation with Ethiopia led Eritrea to ask the Security Council to intervene. What are the implications of increased violence?

Middle East/North Africa Security

Security in Jordan: A balancing act amidst regional tensions

A recent attack on a refugee camp in Jordan underlines the country’s vulnerability to the violence and chaos enveloping the region.

Middle East/North Africa North America

9/11 bill increases tensions between US and Saudi Arabia

The escalation in tensions between the United States (US) and Saudi Arabia have played out in a tangible way this past week.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

China deal will not solve Nigeria’s problems

Nigeria secured 6 billion USD worth of investments from China, but short-term economic gains are hurting long-term parity of the relationship.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Lebanon suffers from Saudi-Iranian rivalry

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are palpable: the use of Lebanon for proxy power plays has some serious repercussions particularly in relation to Saudi-aligned Gulf States. Lebanon boasts an