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Middle East/North Africa Politics

Israel’s primary education needs work to stay ahead

According to an October 2014 study challenging the fairness of Israeli education, Israeli Arabs are disadvantaged relative to their Jewish peers when it comes to sitting standardized exams because Arabic

Middle East/North Africa Security

Gaza financial crisis may spark renewed instability

While international headlines are focusing on the new battleground of the conflict between the Palestinians and Israel, the worsening financial troubles looming over the Gaza Strip have the potential to

Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Israeli central bank to decide on interest rates. New home price data set for release in the United States. American banks to face new liquidity regulations. AirAsia crash creates potential

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Jordan-Israel energy deal faces public opposition

With increased conflict in Iraq and Syria and diplomatic disagreements with Israel, the Jordanian public’s dissatisfaction with King Abdullah is growing. With a struggling economy, Jordan must strike a careful

International Natural resources and energy

Mediterranean energy alliances isolate Turkey

The discovery of hydrocarbons has altered the geopolitical situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, leading to the formation of new alliances that leave Turkey out of the game. With regional crises

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Is Israel distancing itself from Western allies?

The Swedish government’s decision to officially recognize the state of Palestine is indicative of growing international unrest towards Israel. Several Israeli government decision have alienated several of Israel’s allies and

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Expect increase in US activity in Middle East

There will be a surge in the United States’ Middle East foreign policy between now and the presidential election in 2016. Expect a greater military role in Syria, improved ties

International Politics

Will a partnership emerge between Israel and Ukraine?

In the midst of respective civil conflicts, Israel and Ukraine find themselves being drawn closer together. A strengthened partnership between the two countries could yield a number of strategic dividends.

North America Politics

Opinion: New assertive Canadian foreign policy

The last decade has seen a dramatic transformation of Canada’s reputation and assertiveness abroad. Recent comments from Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau highlight just how fundamentally its foreign policy discourse has

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Four factors to watch in Israel’s economy after the Gaza conflict

Israel’s tourism and retail market has taken a hit, but the overall business climate will remain strong in the wake of the clash with Hamas in Gaza. Israel, with its