Middle East/North Africa
The global community has their eye on Russia and Iran regarding developments in Syria and the broader Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.
From trade to tourism, Morocco is quickly becoming a media darling in China, as the country’s stability, location and culture entice Chinese investment.
The West should use military aid to the KRG to leverage political reform, or risk inadvertently worsening regional security. For the KRG, political reform will strengthen its chances of not only surviving but of flourishing.
Algeria has begun a series of energy reforms that have provoked deep social unrest in one of the last bastions of stability in North Africa.
As Egypt prepares to receive the second tranche of a $12 billion IMF loan, the country is facing continued political and economic challenges.
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?
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
In Bahrain, growing public unrest and government suppression of dissent will perpetuate negative media coverage over the next two weeks.