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Post-Brexit Africa

July 1, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Whatever its final impact, in the short-term the UK’s EU referendum will increase global economic uncertainty, market volatility and economic risk. In Africa, most scenarios will prove costly, particularly among those economies highly exposed to UK trade, investment, banking and remittances. You might also like: Will Trump’s Trade War

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Turkey Faces A Fateful Crossroad

June 6, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Middle East & AfricaComments (1)

By Alon Ben-Meir Turkey’s strength has thus far been its ability to project itself as a country that has found a balance between a democratic form of government and Islam as the state religion. Serious questions are being raised as to whether Turkey can, in

The Dirty War on Syria: No Popular Uprising

February 4, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (8)

By Tim Anderson The world has been deceived over the conflict in Syria. It was always a ‘regime change’ dirty war and never a popular uprising. The root of the deception was a cabal of western governments, media and NGOs on a war footing and using

Durability before Democracy: Why Stability is Elusive in the Middle East

February 4, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Sean Yom In this article Sean Yom discusses how the lack of permanence of Middle Eastern governments means that democracy is for the time being elusive. You might also like: Will Trump’s Trade War Precipitate a Currency War? Cheers to a New Era: The

The Year 2016 Requires Tough Decisions in Nigeria

February 3, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Dan Steinbock, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock               After the plunge of the commodity prices, the US Fed’s rate hikes are paving way for dimmed prospects in many emerging economies. Nigeria is not an exception. You might also like: Will Trump’s Trade War

Refugees and Refugee Crises: Some Historical Reflections

December 1, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Peter Gatrell The current Syrian refugee crisis provides an opportunity to look beyond the headlines and to locate it in a broader historical context. Peter Gatrell explores in this article the history of Syria as a refugee-hosting state, the historical

Germany: Epicentre of the EU Migration Crisis

December 1, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Europe, Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Asli Ilgit and Audie Klotz The Syrian refugee crisis has highlighted serious on-going tensions over migration between EU members and neighbouring states, as well as among EU members. Germany has been at the forefront in developing responses to recent

A Time for European Diplomacy to Come of Age: Responding to the Refugee Crisis

December 1, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Europe, Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Susi Dennison “People will always want to migrate for a better life: this is a constant reality.” But the harrowing images on the news that the general public are confronted with of men, women and children arriving en masse on European shores are of

What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means – and What it Doesn’t

July 30, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Global Giants, Americas, Asia - Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (3)

By Scott Lucas Iran and the 5+1/E3+3 Powers (US, Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia) have at last completed a comprehensive nuclear agreement after years of discussions and threats of conflict. The deal sets out requirements for keeping Iran’s

Saudi Arabia’s Yemen Offensive, Iran’s “Proxy” Strategy, and the Middle East’s New “Cold War”

June 4, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Leverett on International Relations, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett Riyadh’s war in Yemen marks a dramatic escalation in its efforts to roll back Iran’s rising influence in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia portrays its Yemen campaign simply as a battle of “good” Arabs and