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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.

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.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Assessing the impact of Saudi Arabia’s suicide bombings

On July 4th, three suicide attacks occurred across Saudi Arabia. What impact have these attacks had on political risk in the region?

Middle East/North Africa Security

ISIS under pressure in Syria and Iraq – are we any safer?

What do recent territorial setbacks for ISIS mean for security in target nations, and which how can businesses address the risk of terrorist attacks?

Europe Security

France and the Euro 2016 security conundrum

As the Euro 2016 football championship nears, France continues to face an elevated terrorist threat and ongoing social unrest. Major security measures are in place to secure the sporting event; however, several risks continue to loom over the event.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The Sykes-Picot agreement and its lasting implications

In 1916, France and the United Kingdom agreed to a partition of areas of influence in the Middle East. The Sykes-Picot continues to have far reaching implications a hundred years later.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Iraq’s deepening political dysfunction

The recent occupation of Baghdad’s Green Zone by followers of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr highlights the country’s entrenched political deadlock, which poses a significant source of political and security risk

Europe Middle East/North Africa

European military intervention in Syria

The European Union needs to correctly assess the risks and opportunities of sending land-forces into Syria and Iraq in order to fight the Islamic State.

Europe Security

The emerging Islamic State Threat in the North Caucasus

The expansion of Islamic State operations in the North Caucasus is part of the group’s wider international strategy. It also highlights ISIS ongoing power struggle with al-Qaeda-linked groups. Since the

Middle East/North Africa Security

The impact of the independence of Kurdistan

In this second of two articles on Kurdistan, GRI examines the likely repercussions of an independent Iraqi Kurdistan. The previous article made the case that this is a good time