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International Middle East/North Africa Outlook for 2017 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.

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Book Review: Perilous Interventions

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

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Turkey holds referendum. G7 gathers for preliminary meeting. US charts course for Syria. Central banks decide interest rates. All in The Week Ahead.

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.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Trump speaks to Congress. Merkel talks with Egypt. Dutch elections near end. UK, France and US call for UN sanctions against Syria. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Cabinet confirmations and executive orders will set stage for presidency. Market responses for global view of U.S. and UK shifts. The Gambia undergoes presidential transition. Syria talks to begin in Kazakhstan. All in The Week Ahead.

2016 in Review Middle East/North Africa Security

Trends of 2016: Despite a neighborhood on fire, Jordan remains stable

As the media focuses on the many crises in the Middle East, Jordan’s capacity to endure the instability next door is noteworthy. Yet the Hashemite Kingdom faces tough challenges at home and abroad that make its future precarious.

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.