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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

Europe Power Brokers

Matteo Renzi, Italy’s reformist Prime Minister

A GRI Power Brokers feature on President Matteo Renzi of Italy. Since 2014, PM Matteo Renzi has brought new energy to Italian politics and has made it his mission to

Middle East/North Africa Security

Morocco’s war on terror and the threat of ISIS

With much of the world´s attention focused on Western Europe and the threat of ISIS, North African states such as Morocco are also facing a difficult internal battle against groups

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Algeria’s energy outlook for 2016: Do security risks trump investment opportunities?

Algeria’s state-owned hydrocarbon firm has endured recent policy adjustments that now provide foreign investors with new opportunities. But increasing energy insecurity threatens to nullify the potential for gain. In the

Middle East/North Africa Security

Libya’s troubled future

Despite the recent success of UN mediation efforts, an end to Libya’s civil war remains unlikely for now. Recent unification talks have raised the prospect of ending the civil war

Finance International

Global Markets in 2016: Four risks to watch out for

After an eventful 2015, where we witnessed the first U.S rate hike in 9 years, crude oil dropping to 6 year lows, a dramatic selloff in Chinese equity markets and

Middle East/North Africa

Middle East and North Africa in 2015: A Year in Review

As the sun sets on 2015, the MENA region continues to suffer from political instability, regional insecurity, and a weak economic climate. It has been five years since the Arab

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Did Russia pave the way for peace in Syria?

As the conflict in Syria stretches on, the UN Security Council has tried to come up with a solution for peace. Now many are trying to decipher Russia’s recent intervention,

Middle East/North Africa Security

Weapons exports fuel instability in the MENA region

In its latest report, Amnesty International (AI) details the proliferation of small arms and heavy weaponry in the MENA region through the poorly regulated sale of advanced weapons to fragile

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Risks of Climate Change in MENA

Climate change poses grave macroeconomic risks for nations and regional financial firms in MENA. Greater investment in sustainable infrastructure and awareness of climate issues will be imperative to mitigate the