Middle East/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. While economic reforms are starting to yield
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.
The French presidential elections will be a major event in the context of ongoing transatlantic diplomatic shift and potential realignments.
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.
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.
Global Risk Insights spoke with Dr. Joshua Landis on what is ahead for Syria’s government in 2017 after the fall of Aleppo.