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Middle East/North Africa Special Reports Technology and infrastructure

Special Report: The risks and rewards of digitizing the Middle East

The imminent digital disruptions in the Middle East will present both opportunities and risks – from economic to political and cybersecurity – in the region.

Economics International

The economic implications of global water scarcity

Water is vital to human existence — and a big concern for policymakers, business leaders, and economists is its heightened scarcity.

Middle East/North Africa

What does Tunisia’s current instability mean for investment?

Tunisia is grappling with social and political instability not seen since the 2011 protests which gripped the North African state and ushered in the Arab Spring. To help explain how

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 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.

Brexit Middle East/North Africa

Four effects of Brexit on the Middle East

Although far removed from the chaos that is going on in Europe and the UK, the effects of the Brexit vote will have a ripple effect in the MENA region.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Dead or alive ISIS is a threat to Jordan

While regional instability has negatively impacted Jordan’s economy, paradoxically the potential defeat of ISIS, also increases Jordan’s short-term political risks. Earlier this month, Jordan revealed that a gunmen opened fire

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 Natural resources and energy

The pressure is building on the Golan Heights

With Israel’s continued efforts to source economical oil from the region and an ongoing civil war in nearby Syria, the Golan Heights is once again in the spotlight, leaving the

Middle East/North Africa Security

Saudi-Iranian ‘cold war’ uses sectarianism as tool

Following Saudi Arabia’s execution of the Shiite Cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, observers of the Middle East are pondering a multitude of eventualities, many of which point to a hot conflict between