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Middle East/North Africa Politics

Will the Iraq-U.S. relationship survive the Trump era?

Iraq is at an important crossroads in the fight against the Islamic State. With aggressive posturing between the incoming Trump Administration and Iran, pressure will increase on Iraqi Prime Minister

Middle East/North Africa North America

Turks or Kurds: the next US decision and its potential impact

If the US wants to accomplish its goals in Syria, it will probably need to pick a side in one of the world’s bloodiest ethnic conflicts. The bombings in Istanbul

Middle East/North Africa Security

The battle for Mosul: What lies ahead

A few days from now, the Iraqi armed forces will start their biggest operation yet: The liberation of Mosul from ISIL forces. A guest post by former insurgent Roland Bartetzko.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Iraq: future irredentism or national unity?

Iraq has been experiencing violent sectarian conflict since the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003. The causes of these conflictual political and ideological positions in Iraqi society have roots in

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

A former insurgent’s guide to ISIS and Iraq

In the last weeks, the self-proclaimed “Caliphate” in Iraq has been losing a lot of ground. The Iraqi army will be key in consolidating these victories.

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.

Middle East/North Africa Technology and infrastructure

Why Pokemon Go scares Middle Eastern governments

Pokemon Go is creating headaches for Middle Eastern governments, as concerns over security and subversion prompt calls for intervention.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Assessing the impact of Saudi Arabia’s suicide bombings

On July 4th, three suicide attacks occurred across Saudi Arabia. What impact have these attacks had on political risk in the region?

Middle East/North Africa Security

ISIS under pressure in Syria and Iraq – are we any safer?

What do recent territorial setbacks for ISIS mean for security in target nations, and which how can businesses address the risk of terrorist attacks?