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A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive…

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

Trump’s apparent escalation of the…

Geopolitics / Africa

Ghana’s Supreme Court Upholds President Mahama

Ghana’s Supreme Court Upholds President Mahama

Sep 06, 2013 at 15:50 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Ghana investors breathe a sigh of relief as the Supreme Court upholds the December 2012 presidential election results and the verdict passes smoothly, with opposition criticism but with…

Libya: the Fundamental Feeding the Fear

Libya: the Fundamental Feeding the Fear

Sep 03, 2013 at 17:33 | Rory Johnston

Oil prices are at a six-month high and no one knows exactly what is going to happen in Syria nor how it will ultimately affect oil prices in the coming…

Saudi Prince Bandar in Egypt

Saudi Prince Bandar in Egypt

Aug 30, 2013 at 20:09 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: While Bandar may not have gotten everything he wanted in Syria—yet—in Egypt he has, so far.  Analysis: In July, the US ordered a review of aid…

Egypt's Decline Could be Trouble for Energy Investors

Egypt's Decline Could be Trouble for Energy Investors

Aug 23, 2013 at 17:46 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S.-based energy explorer Apache Corp. is one of the last holdouts in Egypt, which accounts for about 20 percent of its global oil and natural gas production. It says its…

Egypt Descends into Chaos in Wake of Coup against Morsi

Egypt Descends into Chaos in Wake of Coup against Morsi

Aug 23, 2013 at 17:31 | Chris Mansur

As Egypt’s shaky democratic transition remains beset by chaos, worsening economic conditions, military activism, and socio-ideological division, the country runs a real risk of implosion. Egypt’s Sinai remains an increasingly…

Ghana Prepares for 29 August

Ghana Prepares for 29 August

Aug 23, 2013 at 15:05 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Everyone is bracing for violence as the Supreme Court in Ghana officially announces 29 August as the date for the pronouncement of its final verdict for an opposition…

Egypt: Changing Geopolitical Hands

Egypt: Changing Geopolitical Hands

Aug 23, 2013 at 15:02 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The coup in Egypt boils down to a change in power brokers from Qatar to Saudi Arabia, which is in line with the preferences of the US and…

Egypt, Take III: No End to the Carnage

Egypt, Take III: No End to the Carnage

Aug 16, 2013 at 18:30 | Jen Alic

The Egyptian military had a great opportunity to remake the revolution on 3 July when it overthrew the moribund and definitely failed post-revolutionary Muslim Brotherhood experiment—but it has squandered that…

Rush for Nile Water - Now Uganda Plans Massive Hydroelectric Site

Rush for Nile Water - Now Uganda Plans Massive Hydroelectric Site

Aug 16, 2013 at 18:11 | John Daly

In East Africa, the major water resource is the Nile river, the world’s longest, at 4,130 miles, referred to by Egypt since antiquity as the country’s heart.The past…

Tunisia: The Next Govt to Fall

Tunisia: The Next Govt to Fall

Aug 16, 2013 at 17:46 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The Islamist-led Ennahda government in Tunisia survived the first assassination of a political opposition leader in February, the 25 July assassination of a second opposition figure - Mohamed…

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