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The Islamic State’s use of natural resources to achieve its strategic goals is nothing new. Oil, one of the group’s biggest sources of funding, plays an especially important role in its calculations — something the countries fighting the Islamic State ...

Summary The Egyptian government failed to generate strong voter turnout for the first phase of its multi-step parliamentary elections ending Oct. 19. The government has delayed the election multiple times since the country’s last legislature was dissolved following the July 2013 military coup, citing ...

Summary Ukraine is likely to undergo a significant political shake-up after the ruling coalition’s main parties performed poorly in recent local elections. This overhaul likely will include a Cabinet reshuffle, the replacement of several key ministers, and a public campaign ...

What possible outcome for the Syrian Civil War More likely the country will break up in parts , Kurdish in the North, Alawite on the Coast, Sunni in the Middle. This will have the inconvenient to break the Shiites axis. ...