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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

King Salman travels to Moscow. En+ Group to issue IPO. Mercosur and EU talk trade. Pakistani PM Sharif may reemerge as party leader. All in The Week Ahead.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Saudi Arabia’s escalating foreign Policy: the Qatar crisis is just the beginning

Saudi Arabia is losing the shadow war against Iran. The Qatar crisis was a reaction to failures, but will likely drive Saudi to greater extremes.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Qatar’s maverick foreign policy: can it survive a new Gulf order?

Qatar’s bold response to recent allegations made by Saudi Arabia is sparking controversy in the region, as it now pushes for an independent foreign policy.

Europe Security

After Mosul: the terrorist threat in Europe

After its military set backs, the Islamic State will continue to constitute a major terrorist threat in Western Europe in the foreseeable future.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Next stop, Raqqa: The Islamic State after Mosul

GRI examines three key points to focus on in tracing the evolution of the Islamic State after its loss of the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Asia Pacific Security

From wannabes to warriors: the Maute group were underestimated

The Maute group have grown into a sophisticated transnational network of militants, posing a serious security threat for the Philippines and broader region.

International Middle East/North Africa Security

Why the Qatari-Arab tension may remain despite possible settlements

On the 6th of June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced in a coordinated move to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Rouhani, Trump, and Theresa May: Is rapprochement dead?

Rouhani and his reformist allies rode their platform of social moderation and international engagement to crushing victories.

Security

Returning foreign fighters: What is the right policy response?

When foreign fighters try to return, they face either hard or soft policy measures: both can have undesired effects and potentially result in further harm.

GRI Insights

Book Review: Perilous Interventions

Puri’s conclusions suggest that careful planning can help international actors avoid disastrous unintended consequences. The same goes for investors.