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EDA: Egypt exposed to price shocks in subsidy overhaul

EXTERNAL DEPENDENCIES ANALYSIS: Egypt’s attempts to reform highly subsidized oil and grain markets reveal key trade vulnerabilities. Egypt’s dependency on imported oil and cereals (despite its own production) leaves it exposed

Europe Finance

Turkish Bank Asya feels the political heat

Turkish Bank Asya has recently come under intense scrutiny through government investigations. Though the bank continues to deny all allegations, evidence is growing that the bank’s books may not all be

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Expect increase in US activity in Middle East

There will be a surge in the United States’ Middle East foreign policy between now and the presidential election in 2016. Expect a greater military role in Syria, improved ties

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Turkey has much to lose in Kobani

With the Islamic State’s insurgency in Kobani still raging economic fallout in Turkey has already begun. The Turkish state is making significant unforced errors, with damaging long-term consequences for its

Europe Politics

Eurasian Economic Union gains momentum

As the Eurasian Economic Union continues to gain momentum, interested parties are lining up and critics are speaking out. Despite the continuing unrest in Eastern Ukraine, economic integration processes are continuing

Economics International

3 things to watch in emerging market currencies

The US dollar has been on a tear since July, and its effect are beginning to hit emerging markets. First there was the taper tantrum, then another, then another. Emerging markets

Economics Middle East/North Africa

What to expect from Jordan’s influx of Syrian refugees

In light of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria, hundreds of thousands of refugees have invariably effected short- and medium-term economic changes in countries like Lebanon and Jordan. What’s next

Middle East/North Africa Security

Is Khalifa Haftar Libya’s next strongman?

Violence in Libya has moved the country close to a failed state. With the United States determined to prevent another Islamist takeover in the region, is General Khalifa Haftar in line to

Middle East/North Africa Security

ISIL in Iraq Series: Iraq-Turkey economic ties survive ISIL

ISIL is proving to be not just a political threat to Iraq, but an economic one too. Nevertheless, Iraq-Turkey trade and investment prospects will not suffer as ruinous a decline

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Saudi foreign policy seems headed in the right direction

Despite a tumultuous year, the new changes in Saudi foreign policy are affecting the region for the better. For almost a year now, observers of Saudi Arabia have felt like