Egypt's Sisi Gives With One Hand, and Takes Away With the Other
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has announced extra spending on social benefits to mitigate the impact of economic reforms, but restrictions on civil society are becoming ever tighter.
Dr Robin Niblett CMG
Britain's Key Task Is to Achieve a Soft Transition to a Hard Brexit
A sensible Brexit that minimizes damage to the economy requires a soft transition – with the UK remaining temporarily in the single market and customs union – through to the inevitable hard outcome.
Dr Nigel Gould-Davies
Russia’s Economic Security Strategy Has Become an Internal Critique
What was conceived as a response to the West highlights the country’s weaknesses and strategic tensions over how to approach the global economy.
Lessons from Kenya’s New, Chinese-funded Railway
Despite cost concerns, Kenya’s deal shows that infrastructure agreements with China can be made fairer for citizens of partner countries. Its neighbours should take note.
Dr Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
Is the GCC Worth Belonging To?
The longer the current crisis in the Gulf continues, the more Qatar and others may begin to question the utility of an organization that appears hopelessly split and powerless to restrain its members.
Dr Sanam Vakil
What to Know About the Tehran Terror Attacks
Iran will now be doubling down on its Middle East policy.
Dr Mina Toksoz
The Turkish Economy Is Struggling with Political Volatility
Turkey’s current economic policy-mix is untenable in the long term.
Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Can Be Stopped
The global health community and its donors cannot end conflict and famine in Yemen, but they can help end this epidemic.
Dr Robin Niblett CMG
UK Election Result May Lead to a More Democratic and Accountable Brexit
But continued antipathy towards immigration means free movement and membership of the single market remain off the table.
Dr Renad Mansour
ISIS and the New War Economy
As ISIS loses territory and moves underground, tackling its financial model will be the next step in ‘degrading and defeating’ the terror organization.