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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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Factors that can help the Middle East shape its own future

The Middle East and North Africa region has long thwarted efforts to predict its future. However, while there will always be unpredictable events, identifying the trends and other factors most likely to shape the region’s outlook is a helpful place to start.

October 25, 2021

Heat is on when it comes to cross-border environmental threats

Last week, an oil spill from a refinery in the northwest Syrian town of Baniyas drifted toward Cyprus, forcing authorities on the island to take emergency measures.

September 06, 2021

Individual Americans step up to help Afghan arrivals

Many Americans have watched with horror as thousands of Afghans desperately try to flee their country following the Taliban takeover. Compassion and a sense of responsibility have driven many to look for ways to assist those Afghans who make it to the US.

August 24, 2021

Past pandemics offer clues to a post-COVID future

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is far from over, but it is clear that it will have a long-term impact on the world. Past pandemics offer clues to how the outbreak might affect the future.

August 17, 2021