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International Security

Why soft target terrorist attacks will remain a threat

The strategic logic of soft target attacks and what businesses can do to detect and prevent future attacks.

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.

Security South and Central Asia

Shifts in global terror pose threats to Caspian energy investment

With the emergence of new global terror trends, the potential for terror-based disruptions to the oil industry in Central Asia and the Caucuses is causing concern.

Middle East/North Africa Security

In response to losing territory, IS targets civilians in Baghdad

Ongoing attacks in Baghdad show that IS remains a powerful threat, despite losing ground on the battlefield. A weak security apparatus struggles to cope.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Why Manbij may define the future of the Syrian war

Violence in Turkey has suspicions pointing towards either ISIS or the Kurds. Turkey is currently fighting on two fronts but the real battlefront remains in Syria, particularly in Manbij. Indeed, Manbij may be decisive for the Kurdish-U.S alliance as well as Turkey-U.S cooperation.

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