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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.

Europe Politics

With March 4 Cortes vote set to fail, Spain may have run out of coalition options

Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez is trying to secure enough support to win a vote in the Spanish parliament on March 4 and form a left of centre coalition government. However,

Europe Politics

Labeled a model for the EU, Ireland goes to the polls

The next Irish general election will probably see the current leader re-elected. But the potential for intense coalition negotiations is here and Ireland is set to move slightly away from

Economics Europe

Greece faces new unrest over pension reforms

As part of its third bail-out package in summer 2015, the Greek government agreed to reduce its large – and growing – burden of state pensions. The proposed reforms, however,

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Algeria’s austerity bill sparks protests

Last week Algeria’s ruling party introduced a new finance bill with austerity measures sparking strong protests from opposition parties. This comes just before a crucial time for the ruling party,

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Saudi Arabia’s deficit problem

Recently, Saudi Arabia’s public deficit has reached unusually high levels for the Kingdom. In an economy where oil revenues account for 90 percent of government revenues, the slump in oil

North America Politics

Four key economic issues in Canada’s election

With the new Liberal majority government in Ottawa, it is key for investors to look at the economic platforms of both opposition parties to see what was offered to voters

Economics Europe

Austerity backlash hits Finland

Finland’s economy is underperforming, but the leadership’s ideas to get things back on track aren’t popular. Will the government be able to push through reforms, or will there be a

Europe Politics

A fighting chance for Jeremy Corbyn

The UK’s new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is known for his straightforward approach to politics and left-leaning economic agenda. Although he stands on huge public support, Corbyn faces a difficult path

Economics Europe

The slow and bumpy road to reform in France

France’s Minister of the Economy, Emmanuel Macron, has fought hard for reforms. But the reform bill currently debated in the French parliament, despite moving in the right direction, will be of