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Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy The Energy Briefing

The Energy Briefing: The struggle for Kurdistan’s oil

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

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Egypt’s looming concerns: violent unrest and a fragile economy

Egypt’s economy has garnered the attention of the IMF. Investments are facing risks from the escalating violence and increasing prices hamper.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Next stop, Raqqa: The Islamic State after Mosul

GRI examines three key points to focus on in tracing the evolution of the Islamic State after its loss of the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The battle for Mosul presents challenges and advantages for both militants and Iraqi forces

All systems are go on the “we are coming Nineveh” operations as further gains are made by Iraqi forces in western Mosul.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Egypt’s counter-terrorism shortcomings hamper political stability

The Palm Sunday bombings of two Coptic churches underscores the renewed threat from terrorism in Egypt, leading to a problematic state of ememrgency.

Security

Returning foreign fighters: What is the right policy response?

When foreign fighters try to return, they face either hard or soft policy measures: both can have undesired effects and potentially result in further harm.

Security South and Central Asia

Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Singapore in the crosshairs?

Singapore is a potential target for transnational militant groups from neighboring countries, insider threats, and returning foreign fighters to the region.

Europe Security

Belgium’s evolving terror threat

A year after the deadly terrorist attacks that hit Brussels, Belgium, radicalized Islamist militants continue threaten the country.

Security South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Tajikistan on track to be the next Afghanistan

Tajikistan, the world’s leading exporter of suicide bombers to ISIS has the potential to become the next terrorist hotspot as a host of factors converge to put the small Central Asian nation at serious risk.

International Security

Forget nuclear: Chemical weapons are the real weapons of mass destruction threat

Chemical weapons are the most widely available weapons of mass destruction and perhaps the least challenging sort to pursue.