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International Natural resources and energy

The Energy Briefing: Oil market implications of re-imposing sanctions on Iran

The looming threat of renewed US sanctions on Iran’s oil and gas sector could pull hundreds of thousands of barrels off the market, tightening demand balances and throwing off investment plans.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Trade agreement holds key economic, security benefits for Tunisia and the EU

Tunisia and the EU are negotiating an extension of the existing free trade agreement. The agreement would, if prudently negotiated, offer benefits for both sides of the Mediterranean and could help strengthening political ties. But first, two fiddly subjects remain for the negotiators: services and agricultural goods.

Europe Politics

New elections could bring political insecurity to Germany

With new elections in the realm of possibilities, Germany is likely to turn towards domestic stability rather than prioritizing European issues.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 25 February – 3 March 2018

Right wing populists slated to make gains in Italian elections. New ceasefire comes to Syria. EU budget negotiations spill over. The United Kingdom debates the customs union. All in The Week Ahead. 

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s 2018 risk outlook

Turkey is likely to face unrest, foreign policy tensions, an unsettled economy, and terrorist threats in 2018. But that won’t stop Erdogan from cementing his authoritarian trajectory and expanding regional influence.

Economics Latin America

WTO condemns Brazil industrial policy: Brazilian government discusses new subsidies rules

According to the WTO, Brazil’s industrial programs are inconsistent with the international agreements signed by the country.

Europe Security

The EU’s Eastern partnership summit: pragmatism and realpolitik

On 24 November, the 5th Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit took place in Brussels. Security issues dominated the summit, while EU membership was off the table.

Economics International

For American business to thrive, bilateral trade deals aren’t enough

As the Trump administration pulls out of multilateral free trade agreements, other world powers are increasingly commiting to them.

Economics International The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 10 -16 December

Brexit moves to round two. U.S. Congress heads towards budget battle. German government moves closer to a coalition. Judge calls for arrest of former President Kirchner. All in The Week Ahead.

North America Politics Technology and infrastructure

Why we should expect tighter US tech regulation – and how the EU will benefit

There is a growing consensus among US Democrats and Republicans that the tech industry needs regulation to mitigate the risk of foreign interference in political domestic matters. Such efforts would strongly benefit EU countries.