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Middle East/North Africa Security Technology and infrastructure

Swarm drone attack in Syria points to new kind of warfare

The 5 January drone attack against two Russian bases in Syria highlights the growing risk posed by non-state actors using UAVs for offensive operations.

International Security Technology and infrastructure

Emerging technologies: terrorism and UAVs

Deployment of UAVs in warzones by non-state actors presages their use in terrorist attacks – and as regulation struggles to catch up with technological advances, the risk is rising.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Ten political parties to follow in the Middle East and North Africa in 2018

Amid continued turmoil in the Middle East, here are the players to watch in 2018 – and why.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s terrorist threat a year after the Reina shooting

A year after the deadly New Year’s Eve attack in Istanbul, Turkey continues to face a heightened threat from radical Islamist militants. However, security forces have become increasingly proficient in countering cells operating within the country.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s 2018 risk outlook

Turkey is likely to face unrest, foreign policy tensions, an unsettled economy, and terrorist threats in 2018. But that won’t stop Erdogan from cementing his authoritarian trajectory and expanding regional influence.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Is Russia’s Middle East endgame trouble for global energy markets?

Russia is playing an increasingly assertive role in the Middle East via its military operations in Syria and its partnership with Saudi Arabia

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy Security

‘Blue Gold’ will be Turkey’s key to the ‘Dry Crescent’

Turkey is pursuing an increasingly assertive foreign policy that’s being called ‘Neo-Ottomanism’. Water will be central to its growing influence.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Is an Israel-Hezbollah war inevitable?

As Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem raises tensions, the real threat may be elsewhere: the risk of military confrontation between Tel Aviv and Hezobllah has not been this high since 2006.

Middle East/North Africa Security Special Reports

Special Report: How Iran is exporting the Hezbollah model to dominate the Middle East

The war against the Islamic State has expanded Iranian dominance through Baghdad and Damascus and advancing up to the Mediterranean Sea. Iraq, Syria and Lebanon are the front line in this rising tide of Iranian military and economic power.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

King Salman travels to Moscow. En+ Group to issue IPO. Mercosur and EU talk trade. Pakistani PM Sharif may reemerge as party leader. All in The Week Ahead.