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Kerry Boyd Anderson

"Kerry Boyd Anderson is a writer and political risk consultant with more than 18 years of experience as a professional analyst of international security issues and Middle East political and business risk. Her previous positions include deputy director for advisory with Oxford Analytica. Twitter: @KBAresearch"

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Identity conflicts, Brexit pose threat to UK’s union

Sinn Fein’s historic victory in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections on May 5 and the Conservative Party’s large losses in local elections in Scotland on the same day have reinforced questions about the United Kingdom’s ability to remain united.

May 18, 2022

The increasing complexity of maritime security in the Red Sea

The US last month established a new Combined Task Force 153 within the Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East to focus on the Red Sea. The new task force reflects growing international interest in the Red Sea area.

May 03, 2022

Afghan refugees in US need legal status clarified

Seven months after the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, more than 76,000 Afghans have entered the US in search of safety. Many Americans have welcomed them and the new arrivals are gradually adapting. However, much uncertainty remains regarding their future.

March 29, 2022

How COVID-19 reflected and shaped regional differences in US

The US is a large country, with regions that have their own subcultures, climates, demographics, economies and politics. COVID-19 affected US regions at different times and in different ways. Those varying experiences have shaped Americans’ views of the pandemic.

March 15, 2022

MENA nations set for economic hit as a result of Ukraine crisis

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will have far-reaching effects around the world, including in the Middle East and North Africa. While the war presents security and diplomatic risks for the region, its most significant impacts are likely to be economic.

March 08, 2022