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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

Middle East/North Africa Outlook for 2017 Security

2017 Preview: Oman threatened as risks multiply

While Oman has so far managed to weather the storm of violence and instability gripping much of the Middle East, 2017 will present a range of challenges that threaten to undermine the country.

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Sukuk bonds boom in West Africa

West Africa has long been under-serviced by Islamic finance, yet 2016 is seeing major growth in sukuk issuances, with domestic and foreign interest piqued.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Cybersecurity in Saudi Arabia calls for clear strategies

When it comes to cyberattacks, Saudi Arabia is the most targeted country in the Middle East. While cybersecurity is improving, clear strategies are absent.

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.

Natural resources and energy North America

US shale industry is painfully adapting to low oil prices

Low oil prices wrecked havoc with US shale producers, but increasingly the industry appears to be adapting successfully to new market conditions.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Assessing the impact of Saudi Arabia’s suicide bombings

On July 4th, three suicide attacks occurred across Saudi Arabia. What impact have these attacks had on political risk in the region?

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

UK votes on Brexit. Nigeria shifts exchange rates. Yellen speaks to Congress. Egyptian courts rule on islands. The AIIB holds its first meeting.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Dangerous liaisons: Algeria and Iran’s unlikely partnership

Algeria and Iran have forged an unlikely partnership, which has proven to be a source of consternation among some of the Arab world’s heavy hitters.

International Natural resources and energy

The end of OPEC as we know it?

U.S shale, the global oil glut, and Riyadh’s move to diversify away from oil, all sound the death knell for OPEC as we know it.