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Understanding the future of the European defence industry

The June 2017 Reflection Paper on Defence showcases three possible scenarios for the evolution of EU cooperation in defence.

North America Security

Trump’s nuclear modernization dilemma

The Trump administration’s ambition to expand US nuclear capabilities marks a radical shift away from the prevailing rationale during the Obama era. This change of paradigm could give rise to

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.

Europe Security

Why do terrorist attacks succeed?

Understanding why terrorist attacks succeed is essential in setting up long-term policies aimed at eradicating the Sunni extremist threat.

Middle East/North Africa Security

After IS, Iraq looks to Jordan

In anticipation of the collapse of the Islamic State, Iraq is looking to Jordan as a source of renewed trade and opportunities for Anbar province.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Yemen: A forgotten war, new developments

Calls for the restoration of South Yemen, a worsening humanitarian crisis and the machinations of intervening regional powers all compound Yemen’s woes.

Security Technology and infrastructure

New perspectives on cyber security: The regulatory challenge

Cyber security is a rapidly evolving sector. In 2018, the new European Union (EU) regulation on data, cyber and information security will be a game changer.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Egypt’s counter-terrorism shortcomings hamper political stability

The Palm Sunday bombings of two Coptic churches underscores the renewed threat from terrorism in Egypt, leading to a problematic state of ememrgency.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Location, Location, Location: UAE upping Somalia trade links amidst resurgent piracy threat

Despite the return of piracy off Somalia’s coasts in 2017, the UAE and others continue to bank on the region, sinking millions into new infrastructure.

Security

Returning foreign fighters: What is the right policy response?

When foreign fighters try to return, they face either hard or soft policy measures: both can have undesired effects and potentially result in further harm.