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Europe Outlook for 2017 Politics

2017 Preview: Europe’s security and political risk outlook

With 2017 fast approaching, Europe and the EU will likely continue to be exposed to a range of security, financial and political risks.

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.

Europe Politics

Are we seeing the end of anti-Russian sanctions?

Upcoming EU elections promise to see greater prominence of pro-Russian candidates, undermining Europe’s efforts to renew is Russian sanctions in 2017.

Economics Europe

2017 will see more EU division over Russia sanctions

Russia’s counter-sanctions are hurting various European economies while major investment projects in Russia are being blocked by EU sanctions. This situation has led to enhanced tensions within the EU, thus increasing the risk of disunity regarding its policy towards Moscow.

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Kabila’s le Glissement: Potential scenarios of the DRC’s political transition

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has never experienced a peaceful transition of power and is now, as anticipated, in the midst of another political crisis. Joseph Kabila, the

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

3 reasons why an OPEC production cap is still unlikely

Despite a recent announcement that OPEC will meet in September, a number of factors mean that any deal to cap production is still extremely unlikely.

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

Syrian Support Group meets. Argentina reenters bond markets. Russia-Iran trade deals loom. Global metals conferences on the horizon. G7 convenes in Japan.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Three ways to do business with Iran

Iran has re-entered the global market and investors are lining up. See who is leading the pack, and who is lagging behind.

Asia Pacific Security

Japan needs its own agenda to better trade ties with Russia

Recently, Sergey Lavrov visited Japan to discuss bilateral cooperation. The visit’s real aim was to stress the value to Russia of a more independent Japan.