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Economics Europe

Belarus will not be the “next Ukraine”

The weak status of Belarus’ opposition and the economic interest found in maintaining Russian interests indicate the country will remain stable.

Europe Politics

The French presidential election: The rise of the radicals

The campaign for the French presidential elections has been shaken by multiple political scandals and the overall weakening of traditional parties.

Europe Security

Responding to the “lone-wolf” threat in Western Europe

Starting with the 2012 France attack, single-assailant terrorist attacks have increasingly come to define the security environment in Western Europe.

Europe Security

Belgium’s evolving terror threat

A year after the deadly terrorist attacks that hit Brussels, Belgium, radicalized Islamist militants continue threaten the country.

Europe Outlook for 2017 Politics

May day: Breaking down the upcoming French election

With four front-runners facing difficult sets of issues, the electoral campaign is likely to be tumultuous with continued weakening French institutions.

Europe Security

The ongoing terrorism threat and France’s “new normal”

Since January 2015, France has been hit by seven high-profile radical Islamist terrorist attacks that have left more than 235 dead and 380 injured.

Europe Security

Europe beware! Islamic State to switch tactics in Europe in 2017

As the Islamic State loses territory in Syria and Iraq, the radical Islamist group is likely to increase its focus on foreign operations leading to a heightened terrorist threat in Europe for 2017.

Europe Outlook for 2017 Politics

2017 Preview: Europe’s security and political risk outlook

With 2017 fast approaching, Europe and the EU will likely continue to be exposed to a range of security, financial and political risks.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s terror problem: How terrorism challenges Turkey’s long-term stability

In the wake of the assassination of Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, terrorism is once again at the forefront of news about Turkey. A recent string of terrorist attacks underscores Turkey’s heightened exposure to instability caused by ongoing security challenges.

Economics Europe

Easing visa requirements: Belarus eyes foreign business

The potential easing of travel visa requirements in Belarus is likely to boost the local economy while improving its regional and global image.