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What challenges lie ahead for Egypt’s economic reforms?

As Egypt prepares to receive the second tranche of a $12 billion IMF loan, the country is facing continued political and economic challenges. While economic reforms are starting to yield

Middle East/North Africa Politics

As Algeria’s Bouteflika withers, so does the country’s outlook

Algeria’s ailing Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been a source of concern for years. Who will succeed him and what could be in store for Algeria’s future?

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Will the Iraq-U.S. relationship survive the Trump era?

Iraq is at an important crossroads in the fight against the Islamic State. With aggressive posturing between the incoming Trump Administration and Iran, pressure will increase on Iraqi Prime Minister

Future Generator Middle East/North Africa

Future Generator: Bahrain faces political volatility

In Bahrain, growing public unrest and government suppression of dissent will perpetuate negative media coverage over the next two weeks.

Europe Middle East/North Africa Politics

French election to test European stability amid potential NATO crisis

The French presidential elections will be a major event in the context of ongoing transatlantic diplomatic shift and potential realignments.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Africa going off the grid

Despite President Obama’s Power Africa strategy falling short of its goal of 30,000 megawatts of new and clean power generation, African alternative energy initiatives are lighting up the continent.

Middle East/North Africa Outlook for 2017 Security

2017 Preview: Oman threatened as risks multiply

While Oman has so far managed to weather the storm of violence and instability gripping much of the Middle East, 2017 will present a range of challenges that threaten to undermine the country.

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 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.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Interview with Dr. Joshua Landis: The Syrian regime in 2017

Global Risk Insights spoke with Dr. Joshua Landis on what is ahead for Syria’s government in 2017 after the fall of Aleppo.