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Europe Security

The threat to Russia from Islamic State returnees

The threat posed by Russian speaking fighters who travelled to fight under the Islamic State in Syria presents a complicated problem for both Russia and its allies to address. Just like its Western counterparts, Russia is worried that these returnees will mount deadly attacks on the country’s soil.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Haider al-Abadi: From success to despair

Since 2014, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq has had to deal with an unending series of problems including corruption, the war against the Islamic State (IS), and sectarianism. Following a poor performance in the May elections and the mass protests in Basra, will Abadi survive?

Middle East/North Africa Security

50 years after the Battle of Karameh, Jordan faces new uncertainty

Fifty years ago, an armed confrontation between Israel, Jordan, and Palestinian guerrillas created a new phase of Middle East diplomacy and conflicts. What does the battle’s legacy tell us about Jordan and its place in the troubled region today?

Insights

Jihadism’s staying power in North Africa

The North Africa-based al-Qaeda affiliate AQIM has recently undertaken a variety of organizational reforms apparently aimed at centralizing the group’s decision-making and control. These reforms will likely help make it

Guest Post Middle East/North Africa Security

Interview: Prospects for investment in Syria’s reconstruction

With ISIS seemingly on the retreat, what can we expect security risks in Syria to look like in 2018? GRI asked Syria expert Rasmus Jacobsen – co-founder and head of analysis for Atlas Assistance, a Beirut-based risk management company – to weigh in.

Europe Security

The Islamist terrorism threat in Ireland

Following a series of incidents, Irish readiness to respond to radical Islamist terrorism is in question.

International Security Technology and infrastructure

Emerging technologies: terrorism and UAVs

Deployment of UAVs in warzones by non-state actors presages their use in terrorist attacks – and as regulation struggles to catch up with technological advances, the risk is rising.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Tunisia protests could be a preview of upcoming elections

As deep divisions and socio-economic problems continue to affect the country, elections in May will be a crucial test.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s terrorist threat a year after the Reina shooting

A year after the deadly New Year’s Eve attack in Istanbul, Turkey continues to face a heightened threat from radical Islamist militants. However, security forces have become increasingly proficient in countering cells operating within the country.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s 2018 risk outlook

Turkey is likely to face unrest, foreign policy tensions, an unsettled economy, and terrorist threats in 2018. But that won’t stop Erdogan from cementing his authoritarian trajectory and expanding regional influence.