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Middle East/North Africa Politics Security

Israel Continues to Gain Alliances Through US Deals

The strengthening of former diplomatic ties and the establishment of new ones, have poised Israel for greater security amongst its regional counterparts. As Israel’s evolving role in global politics is continuously being shaped by the policies of the countries around it, the ardent support by the US has allowed for this nation to gain more legitimacy in the eyes of its former enemies.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

Siberian Tigers: Rosneft expands in India

A Rosneft-led group of buyers just closed a deal for 98% of the Indian firm Essar Oil’s Vadinar refinery and oil terminal facility. In conjunction with the Dutch oil firm Trafigura and Russian fund United Capital Partners (UCP), the Russian state oil firm Rosneft along…

Sub-Saharan Africa

One region profiting from Brexit? Africa

Despite crippling uncertainties, and beneath the veil of prevailing pessimism, many African countries may reap long-term benefits from Brexit.

Asia Pacific Security

Two lessons on Asia the U.S. must heed

In determining its rebalance strategy in Asia, the US must learn from Russia’s failure and Australia’s success. Echoing George F. Kennan’s “Long Telegram” with respect to strategic foreign policy, the

Politics South and Central Asia

GRI’s 2014 Person of the Year in political risk

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is GRI’s 2014 Person of the Year in political risk. Much like Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become