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Turkey’s earthquakes raise questions over dam safety and its transboundary implications

February’s disaster has renewed international scrutiny of the safety of Turkey’s dams and the risks they pose to downstream states.

March 29, 2023


Egypt’s food security challenges set to grow in 2023

Cairo must develop a more diverse and secure supply chain of wheat imports and invest in domestic agriculture if the country is to weather the global food shortage and avoid social unrest.

December 12, 2022

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Energy Markets: Volatility is the new normal

Fresh EU sanctions and a G7-led price cap on Russian crude have sought to safeguard global oil supplies and prices, but energy markets will struggle to absorb their impact.

December 6, 2022

UAE and KSA ramp up port investments


UAE and KSA: Growth and influence along Red Sea

Abu Dhabi and Riyadh are ramping up investment in military bases and ports as part of efforts to insulate their economies and shore up their security in anticipation of the US’s withdrawal from the region

November 2, 2022


US and China on collision course over sea trade routes

Differing security approaches amid tumultuous world events increases the risk of escalation and further disruption to trade around maritime chokepoints

October 18, 2022

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Libya in crisis: political divisions prompt protests

The population is losing patience as the international community loses its appetite – and its credibility. 

July 6, 2022

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No hope for nuclear agreement with Iran

All signs now point to the JCPOA being laid to rest.

May 12, 2022

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KSA pushes for political solution in Yemen

The new Presidential Leadership Council will need to act quickly on its objectives or risk failure.

May 4, 2022

Turkey's path to economic recovery

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Turkey’s path to economic recovery

Lull in currency crisis is Ankara’s chance to reverse its policy blunders.

January 19, 2022