- March 13, 2017
Several recent incidents have highlighted the security threat Libya poses to merchant shipping in the Mediterranean Sea.
On 20 February, the Bahamas-flagged car carrier Morning Compass was seized by militants purporting to represent the Libyan navy. The ship, which was carrying around 5,000 cars to South Korea, was ...Read more
- February 27, 2017
The south-eastern port of Chabahar in Iran will open this year. It promises to open up maritime trade with Central Asia as well as with Iran itself. However, companies should be aware of the security risks involved.
On 23 May 2016, Afghanistan, India and Iran signed a trilateral ...Read more
- February 21, 2017
As the Syrian civil war grinds into its seventh year, the consequences for Jordanian trade, security and infrastructure continues to increase.
As of February 2017, a new round of peace talks is taking place between Syrian regime officials and leaders of various rebel groups in the Kazakhstani city ...Read more
- February 4, 2017
As Ethiopia’s flagship energy project nears completion, Egypt has to adapt to the potential worsening of its national water security, and the subsequent implications for its already strained power generation and agriculture capacity.
Approximately 500km north-west of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa lies the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (Gerd). Upon completion, which is projected by the ...Read more
- February 3, 2017
While the Iraqi government is distracted by war, a dam in the north poses a potentially catastrophic threat to life and property.
The Mosul Dam, one of Iraq’s major infrastructure facilities, is at imminent risk of structural failure. The U.S. Department of State believes this threat severe enough that it has warned its nationals to avoid the ...Read more