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International Politics

Turkey’s global competition with China

Anti-Chinese tariffs and sentiments are increasing in Turkey as Ankara’s dependence on Chinese imports grows. Despite this, Turkish firms are taking on China in Africa and Central Asia. Two weeks

Middle East/North Africa Security

The many threats of Turkey’s PKK Conflict

Recent back-and-forth violence between the Turkish government and PKK militants has created a situation of uncertainty in many parts of both rural and urban Turkey. The conflict presents a security

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s opening of Incirlik air base may lead to regional fallout

The opening of Turkey’s Incirlik airbase to the United States-led coalition will allow it to escalate its strikes against the Islamic State at the cost of jeopardizing fragile relationships with many of

Middle East/North Africa Security

Syrian smuggling a rising risk for Turkey

The conflict in Syria has resulted in many spillover problems in the region, also in Turkey. As the fighting continues, Turkish law enforcers are struggling to combat rising levels of illegal

Europe Natural resources and energy

Despite sanctions, Russia remains global energy player

Sanctions may have damaged the Russian energy sector, but Russian energy diplomacy is still scoring goals and helping Russia to retain its global power status. By seeking out alternative markets

Finance Middle East/North Africa

Saudi Arabia: An Emerging Frontier?

Saudi Arabia has a solid economic track record and is taking steps to become more included in global financial markets. This includes the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets

Europe Politics

Opinion: Turkey in need of sharp political change

After the Ottoman’s faced defeat in World War I at the hands of allied forces, a brave Turkish military officer who served during WWI led the Turkish War of Independence

Middle East/North Africa Politics

After shocking elections, Turkey’s economy depends on stable coalition

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had hoped to win enough parliamentary seats to push forward a plan that would grant him the ability to change the Constitution. But though

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Will Qatar’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood harm its Western backing?

Qatar’s intrepid foreign policy has led to isolation among their traditional Arab Gulf allies such as the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Will the wealthy kingdom find a way to protect

Economics Politics The Week Ahead

GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook

Turkish central bank to ease monetary policy further  in wake of disinflationary pressures. Indian Reserve Bank to keep rates on hold until government reveals budget details, and Brazilian economy continues