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Middle East/North Africa Security

Five Takeaways from the Arab League’s 28th summit

Many in the Middle Eastern region and beyond expected low expectations for the Arab League, as its 28th summit commenced on March 29, 2017. The 72-year-old League has often failed to

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Netanyahu meets U.S. President. Ecuador goes to the polls. Munich holds security conference. The G20 meets. Ukraine talks. All in The Week Ahead.

International Outlook for 2017 Politics

5 territorial disputes to watch out for in 2017

For several places around the world, 2017 could be a watershed year, as various territorial disputes threaten to boil over amidst a climate of global uncertainty.

Middle East/North Africa Security

From storm to calm: How Lebanon became a shelter in the Levant

Lebanon maintains its stability as parties benefit from the current situation and protect the status quo. A guest post by Martin Krastrup, Co-founder and Head of Programmes for Atlas Assistance.

North America Politics

3 political risks to watch out for post-US election

We are less than 100 days away from US elections. How are regional tensions around the world likely to play out past the November 8th election?

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Belarus’ IT sector sparks new growth

The recent development of the IT sector in Belarus has had major positive effects on the local economy and led to the creation of a new social dynamic among young high-skilled workers. It also occurred at a time when the country is trying to improve its ties with regional actors.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Erdogan’s diplomatic openings: An international power play

Erdogan’s recent openings are part of a wider strategy to better Turkey’s international standing while the country faces multiple challenges.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

U.S. economic data shows signs of improvement. Brazil GDP figures shed light on economy. OECD releases global economic report. Foreign ministers talk Israel-Palestine. Shangri-La Dialogue likely to discuss South China Sea dispute.

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.

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.