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Middle East/North Africa Politics

Interview with Dr. Joshua Landis: The Syrian regime in 2017

Global Risk Insights spoke with Dr. Joshua Landis on what is ahead for Syria’s government in 2017 after the fall of Aleppo.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Jordan-EU trade deal may benefit economy and refugee crisis

The recent trade deal between Jordan and the EU is a bold proposal to attract foreign capital and employ Syrian refugees.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The outlook for Libya remains troubled, but recent events offer hope

While hardly a panacea for all the problems Libya faces, US strikes in support of Libya’s government offer hope for improvement in the war-torn country.

Europe Security

String of attacks increases risk of anti-refugee sentiments and political tensions in Germany

The latest string of violence increases risk of anti-refugee feelings and political tensions as Merkel is weakened by the refugee crisis.

Europe Security

How Turkey’s attempted military coup hurts NATO

Under Erdoğan, Turkey has increasingly become an obstruction to NATO and Western foreign policy implementation in the region.

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.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Security in Jordan: A balancing act amidst regional tensions

A recent attack on a refugee camp in Jordan underlines the country’s vulnerability to the violence and chaos enveloping the region.

Europe Politics

Poland will be the EU’s next battleground

Recent signals from Poland, one of the success stories of EU membership, hint that a new battle may be brewing on the EU’s eastern front.

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.

Europe Politics

Germany’s regional election results do not spell defeat for Merkel in 2017

The March 13 regional elections in Germany are being viewed as a crushing defeat for chancellor Angela Merkel and her refugee policy. But a number of factors, from political fragmentation