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Middle East/North Africa Politics

How far will Israel go in annexing the West Bank?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent pledge to annex Jewish settlements in the West Bank, has raised fears that annexation is imminent. 

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Election in South Korea could alter geopolitical equations in East Asia. Libya deal appears increasingly likely. Pressure on Greece to adopt reform package.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Militant violence negatively impacts business in the West Bank, Israel unaffected

The current wave of militant violence across Israel and the West Bank mainly negatively affects business in the West Bank, while major strategic projects remain generally unhindered in Israel. A

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Israel’s 99 Problems

Israel is facing what may be its most politically tumultuous period in years. What can we expect from Benjamin Netanyahu following the tornado of international events that threaten the status

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Three business risks from Israel’s current wave of violence

The wave of attacks that have been marring the security environment of Israel and the West Bank since early October have raised fears over the potential deterioration of the Israeli

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Israeli gas upsets Mediterranean energy dynamics

Israeli natural gas exports have the potential to reshape energy dynamics across the Mediterranean, helping Israel and its neighbors to diversify their energy access. Regional political risks, however, loom large

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Palestine’s private sector growth plan depends on politics

Private sector-led growth and decreased Israeli restrictions on trade are needed to boost Palestine’s stagnant economy. The Palestinian Economic Initiative represents a potential solution, but its success depends upon political

Middle East/North Africa Politics

“Everything On Table” in New Middle East Peace Talks

Since the failure of the Oslo Accords over two decades ago, there have been a several attempts made to reach a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians. The latest

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Peace and prosperity in Palestine via private investment

World leaders seek to promote $4 billion in private investment in Palestine – an effort which if successful, could boost GDP by 50% and sink unemployment. The World Economic Forum