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Benjamin Syme Van Ameringen

Backgrounder: Islamic State’s Global Operations and Affiliates

IslamicStateEgypt

This backgrounder examines the growing network of official and unofficial Islamic State affiliates around the world.

Cheap Oil and Political Risk: Islamic State and Iraq

al-Abadi and John Kerry, cc US State Department

In this series, Geopoliticalmonitor.com analyzes political fallout from the global plunge in oil prices. Part four focuses on Islamic State and Iraq.

Cheap Oil and Political Risk: Nigeria

Nigeria Election Posters, cc Clara Sanhiz, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/, modified

In this series, Geopoliticalmonitor.com analyzes political fallout from the global plunge in oil prices. Part four focuses on Nigeria.

Cheap Oil and Political Risk: Russia

cc Thawt Hawthje, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

In this series, Geopoliticalmonitor.com analyzes political fallout from the global plunge in oil prices. Part three focuses on Russia.

Cheap Oil and Political Risk: Canada

Alberta Oil, CC Bartlettbee Flickr, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

In this series, Geopoliticalmonitor.com analyzes political fallout from the global plunge in oil prices. Part two focuses on Canada.

Cheap Oil and Political Risk: Venezuela & the Cuban Connection

Venezuela Protest, CC Global Panorama, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

In this series, Geopoliticalmonitor.com analyzes political fallout from the global plunge in oil prices. Part one focuses on Venezuela and Cuba.

Ebola, Anarchy, and Failing States: The Crisis in West Africa

Ebola distribution map Nov 14, CC CDC

The Ebola epidemic is combining with a legacy of past conflicts in West Africa to create a real possibility of state collapse.

Geopoliticalmonitor.com Reports from the Crans Montana Forum

Southern Europe Session, Crans Montana Forum

Geopoliticalmonitor.com’s Europe-based Director of Political and Business Risk reports from the Crans Montana Forum's Homeland and Global Security Forum, held in Geneva, Switzerland (October 15-17, 2014).

Threat Assessment: The Khorasan Terror Cell More Dangerous Than Islamic State?

Mushin-al-Fadhli, Khorasan

Unlike Islamic State, this new terror cell - known as ‘Khorasan’ - is far more interested in attacking targets in Europe and North America than they are in creating an Islamic Caliphate or toppling the Assad Regime.

Is Fragmentation the Ideal Endgame in Iraq?

Soldier in Iraq cc US Army

Part two continues to highlight the reasons why Islamic State is unlike any other jihadist threat yet faced by the international community, and how a break-up of the Iraqi may be looming on the horizon.

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