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Stability in Iraq undermined by US sanctions attack on Iran
Unless it can negotiate exemptions, Iraq is likely to suffer collateral damage.
Special report: Is Zimbabwe finally on the road to recovery?
A new administration prepares to tackle considerable economic problems as most investors and lenders watch and wait to see whether it is up to the challenge.
Could China scupper Trump’s bid to bring Iran to heel?
Beijing’s imports of Iranian oil may take the sting out of America’s re-imposition of sanctions.
UAE continues to drive the Arab World’s tech ambitions
Home to well over a third of the region’s startups, the Emiratis are keen to hone to their entrepreneurial credentials.
Putin rattled by pension reform backlash
The Russian president has been taken aback by widespread public protests over plans to raise the retirement age. We examine the controversy and assess its significance.
Asian neighbours curb China’s ‘Belt and Road’ enthusiasm
Partners in Beijing’s regional economic programme put off by terms of big-ticket infrastructure and energy deals.
Pakistan’s new leader faces a bailout conundrum
Does Imran Khan approach the IMF or China? Neither option augurs well.
Can gas exports boost Egypt’s ties with Israel?
The June discoveries in the Noor field should further strengthen Egypt’s hand as an exporter.
Erdogan’s embrace of western Balkans worries EU
The controversial Turkish leader has been building economic bridges with the region but is his engagement in its best long-term interests?
How US exit from JCPoA will affect Iran investors
Nearly three months after President Trump pulled America out of the international nuclear agreement, we assess the impact on foreign investment in Iran.
—Notes from the field