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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.

Asia Pacific Security

Is China shooting itself in the foot in Myanmar?

By letting its citizens support ethnic Chinese rebels in Myanmar, China is hurting its economic interests, and sowing instability both at home and abroad.

North America Security

The US quietly re-writes Arctic policy

Under the cover of the 2016 election season, the Obama administration has been busy crafting a new Arctic policy that will have significant ramifications.

Asia Pacific Security

Mr. Duterte’s Asia

Rodrigo Duterte, the Filipino firebrand president who has been known for his trademark public insults, has surprisingly announced an end to the US-Filipino military alliance.

Security Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Foreign investors under attack in Ethiopia

Foreign businesses in Ethiopia are being specifically targeted as violence grips the nation, threatening capital flight, ethnic violence and famine.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The battle for Mosul: What lies ahead

A few days from now, the Iraqi armed forces will start their biggest operation yet: The liberation of Mosul from ISIL forces. A guest post by former insurgent Roland Bartetzko.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The struggle for Libyan oil wells

The recent LNA offensive in the Gulf of Sirte comes as a stern reminder of the threat posed by the ongoing instability to Libya’s oil infrastructure.

Asia Pacific Security

Special Report: Who are the Uyghurs and why do they scare China?

Beijing has turned the Uyghurs into the boogeyman of Central Asia, and the focus of its Central Asian security framework, creating the SCO in the process. A special report by GRI Senior Analyst Jeremy Luedi.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Iraq: future irredentism or national unity?

Iraq has been experiencing violent sectarian conflict since the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003. The causes of these conflictual political and ideological positions in Iraqi society have roots in