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Kerry Boyd Anderson

Kerry Boyd Anderson is a writer and political risk consultant with more than 14 years experience as a professional analyst of international security issues and Middle East political and business risks. Her previous positions include deputy director for advisory with Oxford Analytica and managing editor of Arms Control Today.

23 May 2019 02:04 PM

US, Chinese strength suggests world may have a bipolar future

At the recent Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping said: “We’re moving toward a multipolar world, economic globalization, cultural diversity, social digitization.”

19 May 2019 12:27 PM

Iran nuclear deal shows Europe is no counterweight to US

A year ago, when the US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and began reimposing sanctions on Iran.

03 April 2019 01:59 PM

Confirmation bias is natural but should be challenged

A look at social media comments on current events or at the news is likely to provide examples of people believing what they want to believe.

28 March 2019 10:27 AM

Are Palestinians getting fed up with Hamas?

Gaza last week saw significant protests that focused Palestinian criticism on Hamas. Palestinians in Gaza were protesting against hunger and severe, worsening economic and living conditions.

21 March 2019 11:20 AM

US Congress considers new approach to preventing extremism

The US Institute for Peace (USIP) last month released a report with recommendations for preventing extremism in fragile states, with a particular focus on the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, and the Middle East.

07 February 2019 12:42 PM

Renewable energy on the rise in the Middle East

Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is now “the most competitive form of power generation” in the Gulf, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi last month. The report also noted that Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries plan to “install a total of almost 7 gigawatts new power generation capacity from renewable sources by the early 2020s.”

31 January 2019 10:56 AM

Worsening droughts will lead to more migration in Middle East

Throughout human history, people have moved in response to changing climatic conditions. Today, anthropogenic climate change is exacerbating changes in the environment.