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Europe Security

Europe beware! Islamic State to switch tactics in Europe in 2017

As the Islamic State loses territory in Syria and Iraq, the radical Islamist group is likely to increase its focus on foreign operations leading to a heightened terrorist threat in Europe for 2017.

Europe Outlook for 2017 Politics

2017 Preview: Europe’s security and political risk outlook

With 2017 fast approaching, Europe and the EU will likely continue to be exposed to a range of security, financial and political risks.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders continue reunification talks. Japanese Premier meets with Argentine President to improve economic ties. OPEC meets to discuss oil deal. German right-leaning parties flesh out their future.

Europe Security

The strategy behind single-assailant terrorist attacks

The recent surge of single-assailant terrorist attacks is part of the Islamic State’s strategy to create a climate of insecurity in Europe.

Europe Security

String of attacks increases risk of anti-refugee sentiments and political tensions in Germany

The latest string of violence increases risk of anti-refugee feelings and political tensions as Merkel is weakened by the refugee crisis.

Brexit Europe Security

Will Brexit bring down NATO?

As the NATO Summit in Warsaw approaches, speculation of Brexit contagion abounds. But will Brexit affect NATO?

Brexit Europe

Brexit: What to expect after the EU-UK membership vote

The day after the EU-UK referendum, leaders will attempt to control political risks of a different nature, depending on the outcome.

Economics Natural resources and energy

2016 is the year of cheap renewables, not oil

While much attention is devoted to the fall of oil prices, 2016 has seen a significant expansion in the development of renewable energies

Brexit Europe Security

The security implications of Brexit

A Brexit vote to leave the EU on June 23 would have grave implications for the security of the UK, Europe, and NATO.

Economics Europe

ECB expansionary monetary policy at odds with Berlin

When Draghi began his tenure in 2011, Berlin was supportive in light of their informal influence over ECB. This relationship has since deteriorated sharply.