Sources of instability: Restive southeast Tunisia struggles with economic despair

MEA Risk – May 31, 2018: Economic Brief:: A parliamentary report released this week in Tunisia caught our attention because it addressed, in an honest way, the major issues facing the restive southeastern Tunisia, and by extension many other regions.  On May 24,...

Libya: Paris conference on Libya unlikely to yield positive outcome

May 31, 2018 – By Arezki Daoud, Lead Analyst, MEA Risk LLC:  The headlines in some of the world’s media read as if something new happened in Paris this week. One of them says “Libyan factions agree to December 10 elections at Paris talks,” suggesting to the...

Nigeria week in review – podcast summary for week ending Aug. 27, 2017

http://mearisk-server.com/podcasts/westafrica/Nigeria-week-ending-27August-2017.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis 8eight-min podcast reviews Nigeria’s political and security environment for the week ending 27 August...

Egypt: Insurgency-military conflict intensifies, with July 2017 showing new records

Egypt is witnessing a broad reduction in the number of critical incidents on the year-over-year basis, as tracked by MEA Risk’s Critical Incidents Tracker. Compared to July 2016, the number of incidents considered to have had an impact on stability in Egypt fell 51.8%...

Oil Exporters Facing Difficult Outlook Well into 2018, Watch for Rising Political and Social Tensions

The outlook for the oil market, from the perspective of exporters looks grim. This situation will likely exacerbate the security, social and political tensions in various exporting countries that we track, including the populous nations of Nigeria, Algeria and even...

Libya: Shifting sands in the militia and insurgency movements

Tracking and understanding the various militias and insurgent groups involved in the Libya conflict is no trivial exercise. This is because the situation shifts quickly in reaction to the many events that force continuous changes on the ground.   Take for example the...

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