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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

RNC tests Republican unity. IMF releases forecasts. Greek Parliament votes on reform. NATO and Gulf ministers meet. G-20 convenes.

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?

Middle East/North Africa Security

The wider implications of ISIS’ Istanbul bombing

Tuesday’s attack on Istanbul Ataturk airport will only exacerbate Turkey’s tourism, security, and economic woes.

Middle East/North Africa Security

UN “game changing” arms crackdown in Libya

The UN Security Council voted to implement a wider arm embargo on Libya to mitigate the risk of weapons reaching radical Islamist terrorist groups

Middle East/North Africa Security

Security in Jordan: A balancing act amidst regional tensions

A recent attack on a refugee camp in Jordan underlines the country’s vulnerability to the violence and chaos enveloping the region.

Europe Security

Euro 2016: Risk and opportunities for France

The Football Euro Championship taking place in France poses serious security challenges for the country, as economic and political outcomes are crucial for the government.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Dead or alive ISIS is a threat to Jordan

While regional instability has negatively impacted Jordan’s economy, paradoxically the potential defeat of ISIS, also increases Jordan’s short-term political risks. Earlier this month, Jordan revealed that a gunmen opened fire

Security South and Central Asia

The assassination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour raises questions about legality and security

After Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s assassination, attention has been turned to the instability and lack of security on the border Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Dangerous liaisons: Algeria and Iran’s unlikely partnership

Algeria and Iran have forged an unlikely partnership, which has proven to be a source of consternation among some of the Arab world’s heavy hitters.