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Middle East/North Africa Security

Militaries will remain a powerful political and economic force in the Arab world

The MENA region and its militaries have had a tumultuous past. Militaries have held the prime position in the political and economic sphere in the region, and have asserted their own

Asia Pacific Security

Maritime maneuvers signal turbulence for South China Sea

In this special guest post, Dr. Mohan Malik, a professor in Asian Security at Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, looks at how the collapse of the Chinese stock market and

Politics Sub-Saharan Africa

Moise Katumbi: a wolf in sheep’s clothing

A guest post by Bernard Katompa, President of the Génération Déterminée Movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC heads to the polls in November 2016. The Democratic

Security Sub-Saharan Africa

Can Kenya’s security keep up with trade?

As economic stakes are raised, terrorism and nonproliferation require political focus and follow-through. Fortunately there are signs that promote hope for the future, and Kenya is not alone in the process.

Asia Pacific Politics

Investors withdraw as protests in Thailand hurt growth

Thailand’s growth, business confidence and the baht suffer, as mass protests in Bangkok over an amnesty bill continue. Mass public protests have been a regular occurrence in Bangkok over the

Economics Europe

Unlike public, UK manufacturers favour EU membership

Anti-EU sentiment has been on the rise in most of the bloc’s 28 member states since the onset of the European sovereign debt crisis. However, few European countries have proven

Economics Europe

Confidence in EU Increases Amid Economic Crisis

Recent months have seen a significant boost in European business and consumer confidence, according to the latest official statistics published by Eurostat in late July. The data show that the

Economics Europe

Chinese Solar Exports Pressure EU Producers

Over the past five years, solar panel production in China has more than quadrupled thanks to the country’s enormous state subsidies and various support schemes targeting national solar technology firms.

Europe Natural resources and energy

Algeria Restores Hope for EU Energy Security

As one of the most resource-rich nations in the Mediterranean region, Algeria has long been identified as a strategic energy partner by European Union policymakers. Reflecting this vision, the development