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North America Politics

3 political risks to watch out for post-US election

We are less than 100 days away from US elections. How are regional tensions around the world likely to play out past the November 8th election?

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Belarus’ IT sector sparks new growth

The recent development of the IT sector in Belarus has had major positive effects on the local economy and led to the creation of a new social dynamic among young high-skilled workers. It also occurred at a time when the country is trying to improve its ties with regional actors.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Erdogan’s diplomatic openings: An international power play

Erdogan’s recent openings are part of a wider strategy to better Turkey’s international standing while the country faces multiple challenges.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

U.S. economic data shows signs of improvement. Brazil GDP figures shed light on economy. OECD releases global economic report. Foreign ministers talk Israel-Palestine. Shangri-La Dialogue likely to discuss South China Sea dispute.

Middle East/North Africa Security

The Sykes-Picot agreement and its lasting implications

In 1916, France and the United Kingdom agreed to a partition of areas of influence in the Middle East. The Sykes-Picot continues to have far reaching implications a hundred years later.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Egypt-Saudi islands deal comes amid structural economic issues

Protests against deal with Saudi Arabia over Tiran and Sanafir islands highlight structural economic issues and political tensions in Egypt.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

The pressure is building on the Golan Heights

With Israel’s continued efforts to source economical oil from the region and an ongoing civil war in nearby Syria, the Golan Heights is once again in the spotlight, leaving the

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Militant violence negatively impacts business in the West Bank, Israel unaffected

The current wave of militant violence across Israel and the West Bank mainly negatively affects business in the West Bank, while major strategic projects remain generally unhindered in Israel. A

Middle East/North Africa Security

Will U.S spying hurt ties with Israel?

Will the recent leaks of the Anarchist surveillance program cause further stress for already tense relations between Washington and Israel? On Friday, January 29th, the online journal The Intercept and

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Israel’s 99 Problems

Israel is facing what may be its most politically tumultuous period in years. What can we expect from Benjamin Netanyahu following the tornado of international events that threaten the status