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Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Risks of Climate Change in MENA

Climate change poses grave macroeconomic risks for nations and regional financial firms in MENA. Greater investment in sustainable infrastructure and awareness of climate issues will be imperative to mitigate the

Economics Middle East/North Africa

The deceptive nature of Israel-Turkey relations

Although Israeli-Turkish political ties are fragile at best, the two countries have continued to enjoy increased bilateral trade ties. Within the rarefied circle of international relations, that Turkey and Israel

Middle East/North Africa Security

Israeli-Palestinian tensions threaten regional overspill

As violence surrounding worshipping status at the Temple Mount/Noble Sanctuary grows, what are the chances of a regional conflict escalation and how can we understand the current tensions? The tragic

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Three business risks from Israel’s current wave of violence

The wave of attacks that have been marring the security environment of Israel and the West Bank since early October have raised fears over the potential deterioration of the Israeli

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Egypt’s gas find sets Mediterranean geopolitics on fire

The recent natural gas find in Egypt ensures the country’s energy security, but also alters the energy and geopolitical dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean. Over the past few years, the

Middle East/North Africa Technology and infrastructure

How strong are the Middle East’s cybersecurity networks?

The Middle East is responsible for a significant share of the world’s energy resources and is also one of the fastest growing regions for personal internet and mobile phone use.

Asia Pacific Security

Vietnam’s Defence Boom Entices Global Firms

Concerns over China have prompted a massive defence procurement campaign in Vietnam. Hanoi is entering a multitude of contracts and agreements with foreign nations, which has created opportunities for defence firms,

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Hamas struggles to cope with regional and internal challenges

Hamas is experiencing internal divisions and external threats as the organization struggles to adjust to rapidly shifting geopolitical dynamics in the region. On July 1, Wilayat Sinai, a local affiliate

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Netanyahu’s fragile coalition could leave the Prime Minister powerless

The Israeli Knesset, newly dominated by right wing, religious political parties, could hamper Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s progress on crucial economic and security issues.  The Israeli Knesset approved Benjamin Netanyahu’s

Middle East/North Africa Politics

What lies ahead for the Palestinian Authority?

The Palestinian Authority is facing a leadership crisis. Is Mohammed Dahlan positioned to become the next leader of the Palestinians? The issue of leadership succession in the Middle East is