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Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Are you ready for the Middle East’s solar gold rush?

The MENA region saw over 2 GW of new solar capacity tendered in 2016, and 2017 looks to easily surpass this level as hundreds of billions of dollars begin to flow into green energy in the Arab world.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Trump speaks to Congress. Merkel talks with Egypt. Dutch elections near end. UK, France and US call for UN sanctions against Syria. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

What challenges lie ahead for Egypt’s economic reforms?

As Egypt prepares to receive the second tranche of a $12 billion IMF loan, the country is facing continued political and economic challenges.

Middle East/North Africa Politics Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Egypt’s media crackdown threatens 4G launch

Egypt’s 4G launch is threatened as Cairo’s media crackdown sees greater smartphone use to access dissenting voices, putting telcos in the government’s cross hairs.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Egypt—IMF talks: Good goals, risky business

Securing the IMF loan is a positive development for Egypt. However, there are numerous obstacles and risks associated with implementing the IMF program.

Middle East/North Africa Technology and infrastructure

Why Pokemon Go scares Middle Eastern governments

Pokemon Go is creating headaches for Middle Eastern governments, as concerns over security and subversion prompt calls for intervention.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

UK votes on Brexit. Nigeria shifts exchange rates. Yellen speaks to Congress. Egyptian courts rule on islands. The AIIB holds its first meeting.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The wider ramifications of the EgyptAir crash

The crash of EgyptAir flight 804 underscores the elevated risks faced by the Egyptian tourist sector. It also highlights the heightened security concerns over potential terrorist attacks in European airports.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s Egypt is full of tensions and contradictions

At the core of Egypt’s paralysis is the paradoxical blend of Hosni Mubarak and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi politics that define the new system.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Egypt-Saudi islands deal comes amid structural economic issues

Protests against deal with Saudi Arabia over Tiran and Sanafir islands highlight structural economic issues and political tensions in Egypt.