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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 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.

Uncategorized

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.