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Middle East/North Africa Politics

What does Turkey’s referendum result mean for the country’s future?

The narrowness of Turkey’s referendum result is arguably the worst outcome possible, denying the country the political stability many had predicted.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Uncertainty hits the oil markets. Tensions heat up between Scotland and Westminster. Corruption scandal in Brazil hits dozens across the political spectrum. All in The Week Ahead.  Time to look at oil markets

Europe

The potential short-term benefits of changing Turkey’s constitution

On April 16, Turks will vote on proposed changes to Turkey’s constitution, which would grant more powers to the president.

Europe Politics

Why Italy’s referendum carries risks for the entire EU

Attention is turning to Italy constitutional referendum, where Renzi has said he will resign if he loses the vote. Many fear that the prevailing anti-establishment mood will defeat the government.

Brexit Europe Politics

After Brexit, Eastern Europe remains loyal, for now

After Brexit highlighted fears over immigration, the EU needs to listen better to its citizens. While Western members face uncertainty, Eastern Europe remains loyal to the EU, for now.

Brexit Europe Politics

Yes or No, Brexit has already changed the UK

With the Brexit referendum less than a month away, the UK has already been changed by the debate.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Greece begins sending back migrants to Turkey. Peruvians head to the polls. Reserve Bank of Australia reacts to changes in AUD. Netherlands votes on EU-Ukraine agreement.  All in the Weekly Risk Outlook.

Brexit Economics Europe

The Political Risks of a ‘remain’ Brexit vote for the Conservative Party

David Cameron’s gamble to call a referendum on Britain’s EU membership may seem to have succeeded if the outcome will go against a Brexit. The reality will be more unpredictable,

Europe Politics

Switzerland’s Trump and the rise of the right

Xenophobia in Europe is not the product of the refugee crisis. An indepth case study of Switzerland charts the rise of Christopher Blocher and the right. What many observers forget

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