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Asia Pacific Politics

Manila’s “Duterte Harry”: Should investors be worried?

While investors appear confident in Rodrigo Duterte’s national project will his drug vendetta affect the Philippines’ economic prospects over the long term?

International Security

15 years after 9/11: the evolution of Islamist terrorism

9/11 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of one of the most defining terrorist attacks in modern history. It shook the western world and had lasting effects.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Will Morocco’s imam training program work?

Morocco imam training program is seeking to counter extremism by taking a holistic approach to moderate teaching, undermining the power of ISIS.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: If Islam Karimov is dead, China’s LNG imports are threatened

The death of Islam Karimov could throw Uzbekistan into a succession crisis, undermining stability, emboldening terrorists, and threatening the New Silk Road.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Maldives faces coup and heightened terror threat

The combination of increasing political turmoil and worrying radicalization trends sees the Maldives facing significant risks in the short to medium term.

Europe Security

The strategy behind single-assailant terrorist attacks

The recent surge of single-assailant terrorist attacks is part of the Islamic State’s strategy to create a climate of insecurity in Europe.

Europe Security

String of attacks increases risk of anti-refugee sentiments and political tensions in Germany

The latest string of violence increases risk of anti-refugee feelings and political tensions as Merkel is weakened by the refugee crisis.

Security South and Central Asia

Shifts in global terror pose threats to Caspian energy investment

With the emergence of new global terror trends, the potential for terror-based disruptions to the oil industry in Central Asia and the Caucuses is causing concern.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The wider implications of ISIS’ Istanbul bombing

Tuesday’s attack on Istanbul Ataturk airport will only exacerbate Turkey’s tourism, security, and economic woes.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Security in Jordan: A balancing act amidst regional tensions

A recent attack on a refugee camp in Jordan underlines the country’s vulnerability to the violence and chaos enveloping the region.