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Middle East/North Africa Politics

Muhamad bin Salman and the challenge of reform

In Saudi Arabia, Muhamad bin Salman wants to change everything and move the country out of the oil economy, challenging the power of religious authority.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Are you ready for the Middle East’s solar gold rush?

The MENA region saw over 2 GW of new solar capacity tendered in 2016, and 2017 looks to easily surpass this level as hundreds of billions of dollars begin to flow into green energy in the Arab world.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Is Hatay immune from Syria’s conflict?

The Turkish province of Hatay has largely been immune to the regional turmoil but regional tensions lead to heightened security and stability concerns.

Middle East/North Africa Outlook for 2017

Iranian elections highlight future challenges

Less than two months before Iran elects its next president, the country faces a set of political and economic challenges. The outcome of the elections will have a significant impact

Middle East/North Africa Outlook for 2017 Russia Security

Russia and Iran on the North-South transport corridor: security, control, and power

The global community has their eye on Russia and Iran regarding developments in Syria and the broader Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.

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.