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The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 15-21 October

China’s 19th Party Congress. Egypt’s state of emergency. Catalonian independence. Elections in Kyrgyzstan. US-Turkey relations.  All in The Week Ahead. 

Europe Politics

The dangers of Europe’s failure to defend democracy

Europe is increasingly holding back when faced with clear violators of democratic norms, from the far-flung DRC to neighbouring countries like Turkey. The ramifications end up jeopardising Europe’s own security. Earlier

Debate Corner Middle East/North Africa

Is the referendum on Kurdish independence a spark in a powder keg?

GRI Debate: Will the independence referendum in Kurdistan further destabilize Iraq and the region? Kurdish authorities announced on Wednesday that Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted in favour of a split from Iraq,

Middle East/North Africa Security

Why the Kurdish referendum is part of Barzani’s wider strategy

Kurdish authorities announced on Wednesday that Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted in favour of a split from Iraq, with 92.7 percent of voters casting their vote in favour of Kurdistan’s independence.

International Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy Politics Security

Referendum in Kurdistan: A risky gamble in a volatile region

Nearly 93% of eligible voters in Kurdistan have cast their ballot in favour of independence. Although technically the referendum is non-binding, it does represent a new and potentially dangerous phase

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

The struggle for Kurdistan’s oil: Past, present and future

On Monday, September 25, the government of Iraqi Kurdistan will hold an independence referendum. Although the vote will not trigger any immediate change to the nature of the Kurdish sovereignty

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.

Europe Politics

Turkey’s influence network in Europe is leading to tension

President Erdogan uses Turkey religious network in Europe to expand the government monitoring of opposition figures and gain popular support.

Economics

Inside Turkey’s balancing act in Crimea

The Kerch Strait Bridge may give Turkey more room to maneuver in Crimea to trade with the peninsula and avoid political fallout.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

What does Turkey’s referendum result mean for the country’s future?

The narrowness of Turkey’s referendum result is arguably the worst outcome possible, denying the country the political stability many had predicted.