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Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Africa going off the grid

Despite President Obama’s Power Africa strategy falling short of its goal of 30,000 megawatts of new and clean power generation, African alternative energy initiatives are lighting up the continent.

Asia Pacific Politics

Donald Trump’s presidential victory signals an end to America’s engagement in Southeast Asia

Trump’s unexpected victory could change how America interacts with Southeast Asia on issues concerning security, human rights and trade.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The outlook for Libya remains troubled, but recent events offer hope

While hardly a panacea for all the problems Libya faces, US strikes in support of Libya’s government offer hope for improvement in the war-torn country.

Politics South and Central Asia

Modi in America highlights growing ties

Narendra Modi’s fourth visit to the U.S in two years is an indication of how strong the US-India relationship is becoming.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Syrian conflict headed in dangerous new direction

A number of factors suggest that the Syrian conflict is heading into a dangerous new direction for the West and the opposition forces.

Middle East/North Africa North America

9/11 bill increases tensions between US and Saudi Arabia

The escalation in tensions between the United States (US) and Saudi Arabia have played out in a tangible way this past week.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Brazil continues impeachment process. Obama speaks at Hannover Messe. Northeast primaries could end GOP and Democratic races. Fed to maintain rates. Chancellor of Exchequer heads back to treasury. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook.

North America Politics

Merrick Garland may never serve on the Supreme Court

On March 16, President Obama nominated Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Merrick Garland, to replace conservative associate justice, Antonin Scalia, to the Supreme

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

The pressure is building on the Golan Heights

With Israel’s continued efforts to source economical oil from the region and an ongoing civil war in nearby Syria, the Golan Heights is once again in the spotlight, leaving the

North America Politics

How social media is changing political campaigns

Elections are decided by small percentage of the population that consists of undecided voters. Mastering the art of social media strategies is essential for political campaigns to sway these voters.