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Economics Middle East/North Africa

Jordan-EU trade deal may benefit economy and refugee crisis

The recent trade deal between Jordan and the EU is a bold proposal to attract foreign capital and employ Syrian refugees.

Europe Politics

Migrant pressure threatens to overwhelm Greece

Europe is facing the biggest migration flow since the Second World War. Indeed, while in 2014, 219,000 refugees were fleeing the ongoing conflict in Syria, 350,000 others were crossing the Mediterranean Sea

Europe Politics

What lies ahead for Iceland in 2016?

Icelanders are wondering what is ahead for their country in 2016. Will Iceland be ready for something new, more of the same, or perhaps a mixture of both? A special

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

IMF to forecast weakened growth. Eurozone ministers review Greek bailout progress. Turkish president discusses refugees. Moody’s stages conference in Brazil. U.S. House elects next Speaker following Boehner’s resignation. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. IMF Releases Economic Forecast,

Europe Politics

Angela Merkel’s mixed role in Germany’s refugee crisis

Germany’s leadership role in the European refugee crisis has been widely recognised, but Chancellor Angela Merkel faces domestic pressure surrounding her policies. Germany’s response to the European refugee crisis has

Economics Europe

Anti-migrant attitudes are hurting businesses in Denmark

Though the most recent wave of migrants reached Denmark in early September, few have applied for asylum, and the vast majority went on to Sweden. According to some, this is a

Middle East/North Africa Security

Five reasons LAF will keep Lebanon stable

The recent military operations at the Sunni border town of Arsal highlight that the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) will remain crucial to holding the country together amid its political crisis.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Water Scarcity in Jordan Increases with Refugee Flows

As Jordan copes with a wave of refugees fleeing Iraq and Syria, Amman’s already dire water security is stretched to its limit as water scarcity increases. An article published May