Outlook for 2017

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International Middle East/North Africa Outlook for 2017 Security

Why the Qatari-Arab tension may remain despite possible settlements

On the 6th of June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced in a coordinated move to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.

North America Outlook for 2017 Technology and infrastructure

Can Trump’s infrastructure plan work?

President Trump campaigned on fixing America’s infrastructure so that it would be “second to none.” However, upon closer examination of the details, there are financial problems with his plan in

North America Outlook for 2017

Defunding the arts: Trump’s rhetoric of fiscal responsibility

The 2018 budget proposal, which advises to do away with agencies such as the NEA and NEH, could be met by growing bipartisan opposition.

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

Economics Outlook for 2017 Sub-Saharan Africa

Should investors keep giving the Buhari administration the benefit of the doubt?

Despite Nigeria’s recession investors keep buying Nigerian bonds. But will the Buhari administration deliver on economic reform?

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.

Outlook for 2017 Sub-Saharan Africa

Will Angola pay back holders of its foreign currency debt?

Recently, Angola has experienced political and economic turbulence revealing concerning red flags for investors. Here are 5 indicators to watch.

International Outlook for 2017

Copper boom or bust? Here’s three countries to watch

Strikes in Chile’s copper mine and pending negotiations in Indonesia are amongst the most pressing factors affecting copper prices in the coming year.

Europe Outlook for 2017 Politics

May day: Breaking down the upcoming French election

With four front-runners facing difficult sets of issues, the electoral campaign is likely to be tumultuous with continued weakening French institutions.

Latin America Outlook for 2017

Brazil: Country of the future no more

2016 was a year full of political crises and there were few places where the trouble ran as deep as it did in Brazil. After order broke down last year,