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Middle East/North Africa Security

Security in Jordan: A balancing act amidst regional tensions

A recent attack on a refugee camp in Jordan underlines the country’s vulnerability to the violence and chaos enveloping the region.

Europe Politics

Poland will be the EU’s next battleground

Recent signals from Poland, one of the success stories of EU membership, hint that a new battle may be brewing on the EU’s eastern front.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Greece begins sending back migrants to Turkey. Peruvians head to the polls. Reserve Bank of Australia reacts to changes in AUD. Netherlands votes on EU-Ukraine agreement.  All in the Weekly Risk Outlook.

Europe Politics

Germany’s regional election results do not spell defeat for Merkel in 2017

The March 13 regional elections in Germany are being viewed as a crushing defeat for chancellor Angela Merkel and her refugee policy. But a number of factors, from political fragmentation

Europe Politics

Migrant pressure threatens to overwhelm Greece

Europe is facing the biggest migration flow since the Second World War. Indeed, while in 2014, 219,000 refugees were fleeing the ongoing conflict in Syria, 350,000 others were crossing the Mediterranean Sea

Europe Politics

Popular votes risk European unity

Popular votes are a threat to European unity as EU citizens are growing weary of the continental bloc. By using them, national governments risk accelerating the collapse of the European

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

ASEAN Summit in California. Fed bankers speak. Brussels Summit covers Brexit and refugees. Uganda’s elections to continue decades of rule. U.S. campaigns heat up. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. ASEAN

Europe Politics

What lies ahead for Iceland in 2016?

Icelanders are wondering what is ahead for their country in 2016. Will Iceland be ready for something new, more of the same, or perhaps a mixture of both? A special

International Politics

Top 5 political risks to watch for in 2016

The year 2016 will pose a number of major risks for the international community, not only in traditional trouble spots but also in the democracies of the West and in

Economics International

4 key takeaways from Davos: Mastering the 4th Industrial Revolution

The 46th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland took place last week and brought a gaggle of high-powered figures together to discuss current global challenges. Among its 2,500