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Middle East/North Africa Security

A former insurgent’s guide to ISIS and Iraq

In the last weeks, the self-proclaimed “Caliphate” in Iraq has been losing a lot of ground. The Iraqi army will be key in consolidating these victories.

Middle East/North Africa

What does Tunisia’s current instability mean for investment?

Tunisia is grappling with social and political instability not seen since the 2011 protests which gripped the North African state and ushered in the Arab Spring. To help explain how

Middle East/North Africa Security

Libya’s collapse is changing North Africa

Since 2011, Libya has slowly swirled into lawlessness, providing unprecedented opportunities for migrants and traders throughout the Sahel.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Syria: A convergence of interests for Russia and Iran

Russia’s recent use of an Iranian airbase to launch airstrikes into Syria is the most recent evidence of the strengthening of ties between Russia and Iran.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Axis of friendship reignited: Erdogan and Putin’s détente

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan’s new understanding with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will lead to political and economic possibilities.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s everlasting divisions

Throughout the history of the Republic of Turkey, state policies have created irreconcilable divisions based on ideological and ethnic lines. These policies have pervaded all spheres of the Turkish society and economy and the aftermath of the recent coup embodies of this divisive politics.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Future Generator: An auspicious August for Iran

Iran will continue to get positive media coverage in the short term, indicating an improving political environment. These four reasons explain why.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Putin and Erdogan’s meeting signals revived economic ties

Decreased hostilities between Putin and Erdogan signals greater financial opportunity for investors.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Jordan-EU trade deal may benefit economy and refugee crisis

The recent trade deal between Jordan and the EU is a bold proposal to attract foreign capital and employ Syrian refugees.

Middle East/North Africa Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Egypt’s media crackdown threatens 4G launch

Egypt’s 4G launch is threatened as Cairo’s media crackdown sees greater smartphone use to access dissenting voices, putting telcos in the government’s cross hairs.