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Kenya – 2017 General Elections

1st August 2017 Africa, Analysis, Regional Document

On the 8th of August, Kenyan voters will take part in the sixth general elections since the end of the one-party state in 1991. Unsurprisingly,…

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Rwanda 2017 – Une stratégie de verrouillage à la veille des élections

27th July 2017 Africa, Analysis, Regional Document

Les électeurs rwandais se rendront aux urnes le 4 août prochain dans une élection dont le gagnant est presque connu en avance. Après avoir réussi…

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Angola – Elections 2017 – Possible Scenarios

Angolans will take part in the country’s fourth election on 23 August, with 220 seats in the National Assembly being up for grab, while the…

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Crise en république démocratique du Congo (RDC) : À quoi peut-on/doit-on s’attendre alors que la perspective d’élections fin 2017 semble s’éloigner chaque jour ?

Alors que la ténu des élections avant fin 2017 devient difficile à se concrétiser, l’impasse politique semble loin d’être résolue en RDC. Sur le plan…

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La crise libyenne – Les groupes armés

13th July 2017 Africa, Analysis, Regional Document

La chute du régime de Mouammar El Kadhafi (2011), avait favorisé l’implantation de groupes armés sur le territoire libyen. Avec des visées diverses, ces groupes…

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Kenya – General Elections – Possible Scenarios

On 8 August, Kenyans will be faced with the choice to either extend President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto’s second four-year term, or…

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Libye : Les principaux acteurs de la crise

La Libye vit une période de crise généralisée depuis la chute du colonel Kadhafi en 2011. De multiples groupes armés pullulent dans le pays, chacun…

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Mauritanie – Sous la pression politico-sociale et la menace terroriste, l’unité nationale doit être préservée

Confrontée à la menace de groupes djihadistes sévissant le long de sa frontière avec le Mali, la Mauritanie est censée développer une politique efficace pour…

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The Islamic State in Raqqa and Mosul

On June 11th, the international coalition launched a coordinated offensive against the Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which is likely to fall…

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Crise au Burundi

Comment le régime de Nkurunziza parvient-il à se maintenir malgré l’isolement diplomatique ? Deux ans après le début de la crise burundaise, le pays semble…

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Rwanda : Le front patriotique rwandais

Quelle stratégie pour la conservation du pouvoir en 2017?   Le Rwanda vivra le 4 août 2017 une échéance importante dans sa vie politique: l’élection…

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Terrorisme au Sahel

Lutte contre la menace d’al-Qaïda dans la région du Maghreb-Sahel : Quels sont les défis actuels ? Le 2 mars 2017, plusieurs groupes djihadistes opérant…

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The Syria Paper – An Insider’s View on a Global Crisis – part 1

1st Edition : The Astana process & life in government held areas Six years of war in Syria have had a devastating toll with almost…

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Turkey – Why Erdogan denies the Lausanne Treaty

It is obvious that, by questioning the Treaty of Lausanne, Erdogan’s recent rhetoric could be considered a part of his internal political considerations. What is…

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07.11.2016 – The Art of Keeping Power: A Reflection on this Year’s Presidential Elections in Uganda, Congo-Brazzaville, Djibouti, Zambia, Tanzania, Gabon and Comoros

From Gabon to Uganda, through Congo-Brazzaville (among other notable examples), hope and enthusiasm were visible — especially among the urban youth — for decades-long ruling…

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Operation Mosul : The fear of a new humanitarian crisis.

The campaign for the recapture of Mosul, in Iraq was launched on the early morning of the 10th October while airstrikes and heavy artillery fire…

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Behind Morocco’s Al – Hoceima Protests

Thousands have protested this week in Morocco after the gruesome death of a fishmonger, who was crushed to death inside a garbage truck in the…

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Kabila au bord de la Prolongation de son règne: L’opposition détient-elle le dernier mot ?

Les événements des 19 et 20 septembre derniers semblent avoir précipité le régime dans un tourbillon de répercussions négatives à son encontre. Emmenant, l’opposition à…

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Greece. Fire in Moria refugee camp

Following the fire at the largest refugee camp in the island of Lesvos, there is a distinct lack of clarity with regards to the reason…

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Burkina Faso Overview of the Current Situation

One shot analysis designed by the OSC research team covering Burkina Faso’s current political, social and security dynamics. With the ongoing volatility and spill over…

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Short Note: Beirut Municipal Elections

8th of May Beirut Municipal Elections. “The Beirut municipality alone could improve the lives of close to 2 million people, if it were effective.” –…

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Post-sanction Iran: What has changed?

Iran has been struggling with consistently high unemployment and inflation rates since the implementation of the UN and US sanctions against the country. However, since…

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Le Burundi a une année de la crise

9th May 2016 Africa, Regional Document

Burundi: one year after the crisis, the instability seems persistent (in French). Ce rapport a pour objectif de faire une mise à jour sur la…

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Analyse de Contexte – Burundi (in French)

14th January 2016 Africa, Regional Document

Below is our context analysis on Burundi (in French).   1601 – Analyse de contexte Burundi

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Europe’s refugee crisis

16th October 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

In a time of instability and conflict s across the Middle East and North Africa, there has been an outpour of refugees  coming into Europe….

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Burundi: le facteur FDLR et le rôle de l’ethnicité dans la crise actuelle

14th October 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Le mouvement contestataire semble avoir disparu des rues  de la capitale Bujumbura, alors que le climat  sécuritaire ne  cesse de se détériorer, deux mois après…

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Russian intervention in Syria

12th October 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Starting on the September 30 th 2015, Russia  began  air strikes over Syria initiating a direct  intervention in the four  year long crisis.  There have…

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Rwanda: from ashes to the centre of geopolitics

9th October 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

The 1994 genocide left Rwanda in ruins,  in terms of  both  human and economic losses. Yet the tiny central – east  African  state has  quickly …

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RDC: à quatorze mois des présidentielles, l’incertitude persiste

5th October 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

La république démocratique du Congo (RDC) est censée organiser les présidentielles en  novembre 2016. Et  pourtant, a vec la cré ation des nouvelles provinces, dont…

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South Sudan: what will it take for the latest peace deal to end the war?

24th September 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

A number of peace agreements have been signed  and  breached  since  the  civil  war  broke  out  in  December 2013. And it remains to be seen…

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Tunisia: Counting the cost of the Sousse attacks

22nd September 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Tunisia  has  been  idolized  in  recent  years  as  the  nation  that  sparked  a  regional  uprising  calling  for  self – determination,  social  equality  and  human  dignity …

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Présidentielles en République du Congo: Enjeux politiques et économiques

10th September 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

La  République du  Congo,  communément  appelée le Congo – Brazzaville,  est  restée stable  après  la  guerre  civile de 1997 – 1999 , et a en…

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Crise au Burundi: Risque d’un autre conflit régional

3rd September 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Depuis le début de la crise ac tuelle, le Burundi ne cesse  de s’enfoncer davantage dans la violence.  Des  actions tels  que des assassinats ciblés…

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The Boko Haram saga continues

1st September 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Seven years after the extra judicial killing of Mohammed Yusuf in  2009 and the start of the Boko Haram Insurgency, violence has  not ceased to…

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The scramble for the Sahel

1st September 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

In the aftermath of the Arab Spring and the collapse of Gadaffi’s regime in Libya , the balance of power in the region  has been…

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Ugandan presidential election: high stakes for regional security

24th August 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Uganda  (at  least  for  most  parts  of  it)  has  seen  relative  peace and stability since the overthrow of Idi Amin in 1986.  Yet, three decades…

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The Greek Bailout Deal: A lifeline for Survival or another Tragedy?

16th August 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

On 13th July 2015, Eurozone leaders unanimously decided to agree on a proposed bailout deal for Greece after a grueling process of negotiations. However the…

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Mozambique – An Emerging Destination for Foreign Investment

14th August 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Mozambique is emerging as an ideal destination for foreign investment. Hopes of rebuilding the economy after the 1977-1992 civil war and the deadly 2000 flood…

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China’s Rising Presence in Central Africa: Opportunities and Threats

11th August 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

The last two decades have seen an increase in China’s presence in Central Africa. As China’s economic growth keeps rising so does its demand for…

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Turkey Involvement in Syria and Iraq

5th August 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Decoding Turkey’s Involvement in Syria and Iraq READ MORE 1508_Turkey Involvement in Syria and Iraq use the link to download a full PDF of the…

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Mugabe and Zimbabwe: For Better or Worse?

30th July 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Once dubbed the bread basket of the southern African region, Zimbabwe has been spiralling into economic chaos following political instability and an aggressive policy of…

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Tanzania Elections: The Ruling Party CCM Announces its Presidential Nominee

14th July 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Officially known as the United Republic of Tanzania, the low-income East African nation is a merger of the mainland (formerly known as Tanganyika) and the…

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Burundi Crisis: Actors and Possible Outcomes

1st July 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

During the past ten years Burundi has been attempting to recover from the darkest episode of its contemporary history: the 1993-2005 ethnic conflict, which resulted…

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All Eyes on Egypt’s 30th June Anniversary

23rd June 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Two years after the largest protest recorded in human history, Egypt will be the centre of attention once again as the 30th June approaches. The…

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Analyzing Turkey’s Election Results

14th June 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

A Shock for the AKP amidst Kurdish Celebrations: Analyzing Turkey’s Election Results After parliamentary elections on Sunday (June 7th 2015) shockwaves passed through Erdogan’s executive…

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Burundi: An Unresolved Crisis

8th June 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Burundi is a country that has gone through extreme turbulent socio-political conditions throughout its contemporary history. However, it has escaped the attention of the mainstream…

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What have we learned from Moscow’s military parade?

12th May 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Russia marked the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany by staging its biggest ever military parade on May 9th, 2015. With over 20…

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MENA – Regional Document: Tunisia

23rd April 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Tunisia, long considered the ‘Switzerland’ of the Middle East represents perhaps the last beacon of hope for the Arab Spring. Apart from starting the struggle…

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MENA – Regional Docment: Libya

20th April 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

Libya has become a major point of concern arguably rooted in the miscalculated NATO intervention in 2011. The fall of Muammar Gaddafi, previously known as…

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MENA – Regional Document: Egypt

14th April 2015 Analysis, Regional Document

In light of Egypt’s positive foreign policy initiatives highlighted in signing a historic agreement with Sudan and Ethiopia over Nile disputes, in addition to hosting…

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