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Economics Middle East/North Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: What’s behind China’s love affair with Morocco?

From trade to tourism, Morocco is quickly becoming a media darling in China, as the country’s stability, location and culture entice Chinese investment.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Why the West needs to re-examine how it helps the Kurdistan Regional Government

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.

Middle East/North Africa Power Brokers

The king of MENA e-commerce: Ronaldo Mouchawar

In 2005, Ronaldo Mouchawar efforts spawned Souq.com, which has become the largest e-commerce site in the Arab world and entrepreneurial inspiration.

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.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Why energy reforms are Algeria’s biggest challenge yet

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.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

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.

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.