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Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

The slow recovery of Libya’s oil industry

While forecasts suggest that production could reach 1.25 million barrels per day by the end of the year, several factors could affect the revival of the oil industry.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Algeria’s battle against terror

The Islamic State in Algeria has faced a pushback as the local authorities are no strangers to counterterrorism.

Europe Security

After Mosul: the terrorist threat in Europe

After its military set backs, the Islamic State will continue to constitute a major terrorist threat in Western Europe in the foreseeable future.

Europe Security

Why can’t Theresa May get it right on counter-terrorism?

Following a string of deadly terrorist attacks, Prime Minister Theresa May is pressed to formulate a coherent counter-terrorist policy aimed at preventing future violent acts while preserving civil liberties.

Asia Pacific Security

New Indonesian counter-terrorism measures deserve scrutiny

New counter-terrorism measures in Indonesia may lead to broader risks as the radical Islamist threat expands in the region.

International Middle East/North Africa Security

Why the Qatari-Arab tension may remain despite possible settlements

On the 6th of June, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE announced in a coordinated move to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.

Europe Security

Why do terrorist attacks succeed?

Understanding why terrorist attacks succeed is essential in setting up long-term policies aimed at eradicating the Sunni extremist threat.

Middle East/North Africa Security

After IS, Iraq looks to Jordan

In anticipation of the collapse of the Islamic State, Iraq is looking to Jordan as a source of renewed trade and opportunities for Anbar province.

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.

Europe Security

Responding to the “lone-wolf” threat in Western Europe

Starting with the 2012 France attack, single-assailant terrorist attacks have increasingly come to define the security environment in Western Europe.