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The Week Ahead

UK enters Brexit talks as government coalition talks continue. Special election spotlight in U.S. state of Georgia as Trump’s Russia investigation builds. China stocks may enter broader global market. All in The

North America Security

Trump’s nuclear modernization dilemma

The Trump administration’s ambition to expand US nuclear capabilities marks a radical shift away from the prevailing rationale during the Obama era. This change of paradigm could give rise to

Economics Russia

Inside Turkey’s balancing act in Crimea

The Kerch Strait Bridge may give Turkey more room to maneuver in Crimea to trade with the peninsula and avoid political fallout.

Economics Europe

Belarus will not be the “next Ukraine”

The weak status of Belarus’ opposition and the economic interest found in maintaining Russian interests indicate the country will remain stable.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Is Hatay immune from Syria’s conflict?

The Turkish province of Hatay has largely been immune to the regional turmoil but regional tensions lead to heightened security and stability concerns.

Economics Russia

Go fish! Russian fishing ties with Vietnam set to strengthen

Changes in Russia’s domestic fishing market may push Russia closer to Vietnam and to sell more fish and agricultural products to Asian markets.

Middle East/North Africa Outlook for 2017

Iranian elections highlight future challenges

Less than two months before Iran elects its next president, the country faces a set of political and economic challenges. The outcome of the elections will have a significant impact

Middle East/North Africa Outlook for 2017 Russia Security

Russia and Iran on the North-South transport corridor: security, control, and power

The global community has their eye on Russia and Iran regarding developments in Syria and the broader Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.

Europe Security

Germany’s security dilemma: Realpolitik rediscovered

Instability from Russia, the U.S. and Middle East is waking Germany from its post-Cold War slumber: it must take more responsibility for its own security.

Europe Politics

France’s 2017 elections will impact domestic and international security

The French presidential elections will have a strong impact on domestic and international security policies.