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Europe beware! Islamic State to switch tactics in Europe in 2017

As the Islamic State loses territory in Syria and Iraq, the radical Islamist group is likely to increase its focus on foreign operations leading to a heightened terrorist threat in Europe for 2017.

Middle East/North Africa Outlook for 2017 Security

2017 Preview: Oman threatened as risks multiply

While Oman has so far managed to weather the storm of violence and instability gripping much of the Middle East, 2017 will present a range of challenges that threaten to undermine the country.

Politics Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Illicit wildlife trafficking is a major political crisis

Wildlife trafficking and poaching are fueling instability, as state authority is undermined, criminal and terrorists funded and corruption entrenched.

2016 in Review Asia Pacific Security

Trends of 2016: Duterte, the Philippines, and the prospect of peace

Duterte’s compromise with the various Moro factions is crucial to stopping the growth of ISIS-linked terrorist organizations in Southeastern Asia.

2016 in Review Middle East/North Africa Security

Trends of 2016: Despite a neighborhood on fire, Jordan remains stable

As the media focuses on the many crises in the Middle East, Jordan’s capacity to endure the instability next door is noteworthy. Yet the Hashemite Kingdom faces tough challenges at home and abroad that make its future precarious.

Asia Pacific Security

Little light ahead for Thailand’s troubled South

Amid another round of talks between the Thai government and Muslim separatists, here are some factors that have hindered the peace process.

Asia Pacific Security Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Fake news threatens Indonesia’s security, economy

Islamists are using fake news targeting ethnic Chinese Indonesians and politicians to promote their agenda against Chinese investment and the government.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s terror problem: How terrorism challenges Turkey’s long-term stability

In the wake of the assassination of Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov, terrorism is once again at the forefront of news about Turkey. A recent string of terrorist attacks underscores Turkey’s heightened exposure to instability caused by ongoing security challenges.

Middle East/North Africa Security

After the liberation of Sirte: What’s next for Libya?

The liberation of Sirte by the GNA is a strong step towards ridding Libya of ISIS. But it alone does to guarantee the country peace – now national unity is needed.

Middle East/North Africa Security

HDP arrests pose grave risks for Turkey’s future

The ongoing crackdown on Kurdish politicians in Turkey risks escalating and perpetuating Turkey’s conflict with the Kurds.