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Middle East/North Africa Security

New terror threat from the Khorasan Group?

While international attention has focused on the atrocities of the Islamic State (IS) and the response of the US-led alliance against IS, the Pentagon recently introduced a new group called “Khorasan.” Here is a

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.

Politics South and Central Asia

Afghanistan’s unresolved election hurts economy

Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election results have once again provoked fears about the future of the country following NATO’s withdrawal. Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ashraf Gani Akhmadzai,

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Can the Islamic State become a legitimate state?

The Islamic State (IS) has made swift gains in Iraq and Syria, has established a self-claimed Caliphate, and has asserted it is abolishing borders. But can it achieve its goals and create

Middle East/North Africa Security

Protests in Maan raise tensions in Jordan

While Jordan has managed to avoid the upheaval and violence experienced by other Middles Eastern nations in the wake of the Arab Spring, recent events in Maan are a red

International Security

Global security spending continues to rise

Armed conflicts in the 21st century are less common than before, or at least that is what conflict focused databases have shown in the last few years. However, other forms

Asia Pacific Economics

Prospects improve for China-Pakistan economic corridor

Pakistan and China recently signed agreements to build a new airport and upgrade the Karakorum Highway in Balochistan, demonstrating further commitment to a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Recently signed agreements

Economics International

2014: a balance between global optimism and latent risks

The World economy is on the mend, but recovery will not happen everywhere at the same pace. Here are some of the risks that will play a large role in

Asia Pacific Security

Does Tiananmen attack indicate political volatility?

On Sunday, October 27, a car crashed into a crowd and exploded at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, right underneath the symbolic portrait of Mao Zedong. The attack killed five people and

Middle East/North Africa

What’s Next for Mali?

Now that the military part of the intervention is almost done, what has to be done to put the country back on track and avoid a resumption of the conflict