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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 Europe

Refugee crisis holds economic benefits for Turkey

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees defined the Syrian crisis as the “biggest migration flow of history.” As a gateway to Europe, Turkey has been the first country to welcome Syrian

Europe Security

The Nuclear Implications of Turkey-Russia Tensions

Turkey’s downing of a Russian aircraft presents the threat of economic and geopolitical consequences for both nations. Among these consequences, the potential cancellation of a nuclear power agreement poses a feasible

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Deployment of Turkish troops in Iraq threatens economic ties

The deployment of Turkish troops to northern Iraq has sparked strong criticism from Baghdad, threatening political and economic ties between the two countries. The decision by Turkey to send additional

International Politics

GRI’s 2015 Person of the Year in Political Risk

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is Global Risk Insights Person of the Year in Political Risk 2015. Like our 2014 GRI Person of the year Indian Prime Minister Narendra

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Family dynasty inextricable from politics in Iran

The Larijani brothers wield tremendous influence over Iran’s foreign and domestic policy. Although personal relationships are a vital part of conducting politics and business in Iran, there are few family dynasties

Economics Europe

Russia could suffer economic blowback from Syria intervention

Russia’s domestic economy risks a further blow from the ongoing military operation in Syria. Already damaged by low oil prices, capital flight, inflation and western sanctions, Russia’s domestic economy risks

International Natural resources and energy

Turkey remains a strategic partner for the West

Turkey may be a better strategic partner than Russia to both the U.S. and Europe. Just as the Western Roman Empire could not survive without access to the riches of its

Economics Middle East/North Africa

The deceptive nature of Israel-Turkey relations

Although Israeli-Turkish political ties are fragile at best, the two countries have continued to enjoy increased bilateral trade ties. Within the rarefied circle of international relations, that Turkey and Israel

Middle East/North Africa Security

Are Turkey and Russia headed for confrontation?

Turkey shoots down a Russian fighter jet. Sam Leonard explores what this means for the future of Turkish-Russian relations in this GRI Guest Post.  The news this morning that Turkey