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Middle East/North Africa Security

Will Yemen follow in the footsteps of Libya and Syria?

Yemen has been thrown into turmoil in recent months. Its continued existence as a unified state is increasingly called into question. In the middle of a difficult political transition since

Middle East/North Africa Security

Financial self-sufficiency fuels terrorist climate

The beginning of 2015 has been marked by further Islamic extremist activities with horrific attacks in Paris, Maiduguri, and Istanbul, to name a few. Aside from the mutual goal of

Middle East/North Africa Security

Yemen’s Houthi rebels’ goals remain unclear

Yemen is rudderless following the resignation of its president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi on January 22. The Houthi rebels’ ultimate goals and Yemen’s future, tied to regional stability, remain in

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Economic woes fuel the conflict in Yemen

Conflict in Yemen continues this week as Houthi rebels seek to overthrow President Hadi’s Western-aligned government, threatening an already fragile security environment. Economic woes play a major role in shaping

Middle East/North Africa Politics

In Saudi Arabia, new king Salman seeks stability

The formal succession of power in Saudi Arabia brings former Crown Prince Salman to the throne of the Arab world’s largest economy. When news broke of the death of King

International Natural resources and energy

Oil outlook for 2015

“Best two days in 3 years,” read a headline closing the final week before Christmas, an early gift for US equity traders – tonic enough for most to wash down the

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Competitiveness Report Digest Part I of II: Gulf Countries

On the occasion of its meeting at the Dead Sea in May 2013, the World Economic Forum (WEF) collaborated with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to author the