Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has established itself as a de facto partner of the U.S.-backed Saudi-led campaign in Yemen.Read More
About the Author
Giorgio Cafiero is Co-Founder of Gulf State Analytics.
Daniel Wagner is CEO of Country Risk Solutions.
A growing number of Russians recall their transition to democracy in the 1990s with a combination of fear and contempt, associating political liberalization with economic chaos and a new form of political repression. As a...Read More
News of Kyrgyzstan is seldom seen in the mainstream western press, but it is fast becoming a focal point of Islamic extremism in Central Asia. Former president Bakiyev was driven from power last year and replaced by a weak...Read More
A diplomatic dance is unfolding on the Middle Eastern stage between Iran and Turkey, who are jockeying for position while attempting to influence the outcome of the ongoing political drama in Syria. Both countries now appear to...Read More
Since taking office as president of Azerbaijan in 1993, Heydar Aliyev has struck a balance between establishing ties with the western powers and maintaining economic and political independence from Russia, while trying to avoid...Read More
Kazakhstan has become the most developed country in Central Asia over the past decade as a result of its rapid oil-driven growth and pragmatic foreign policy. President Nazarbayev has skilfully balanced the country’s...Read More
The deterioration of bilateral relations between Pakistan and the U.S. represents at once potential peril for the region and an opportunity for the U.S. and the Central Asian states. Although the U.S./Pakistan bilateral...Read More
Turkey’s ongoing economic, military and foreign policy engagement with the Middle East is...Read More
The abstention by the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China) failing to support UN Security Council Resolution 1973 raises serious questions about the future functionality of the multilateral system – a system in which the...Read More
As the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) continue to convulse with political change, contagion in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has been conspicuously absent. The region has its fair share of rulers-for-life, but none has to date...Read More