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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.

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.